Kobe Bryant couldn't restrain himself Monday after another Los Angeles Lakers loss, this time to the host Chicago Bulls, 95-83.
He even put out a call to ditch coach Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo style and post up more after Pau Gasol was moved into a reserve role.
"We're going to have to look at some things," Bryant said. "We're going to have to change something. Probably going to have to post the ball a lot more, slow the game down a lot more. That's just my intuition, but that's my gut right now. I have to take a look at the film again, but we're definitely going to have to change something."
Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 22 points for the Bulls, who pulled away down the stretch to hand the Lakers their ninth loss in 11 games.
Bryant scored only 16 points in the town where Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and former coach Phil Jackson once thrived.
"Very, very tough, very, very frustrating, trying to keep my cool," Bryant said. "It is embarrassing. It is not even embarrassing. I am a big history guy. Playing here in this arena with these incredible fans, you're in the house of MJ, Pippen, PJ built, to put this kind of brand of basketball on the floor is just not acceptable."
Nets 88, Knicks 85: Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading Brooklyn past New York at Madison Square Garden as the city rivals split their four-game season series.
Pacers 82, Grizzlies 81: George Hill made the deciding free throw, avoiding becoming the goat in Indiana's victory in Memphis, Tenn.
Hill, who committed eight turnovers, had missed the first of two free throws.
Even after he made the second free throw with 1.4 seconds left, Memphis forward Rudy Gay dribbled inside the 3-point line and fired a shot that banked in. But officials ruled the shot came after the horn.
Wizards 98, Trail Blazers 95: Jordan Crawford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Washington dogpiled on the court after winning in Portland, Ore.
Rockets 100, Bobcats 94: James Harden scored 29 points and made all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter as Houston snapped a seven-game losing streak by winning in Charlotte, N.C.
Hornets 114, Kings 105: Ryan Anderson scored 27 points to lead host New Orleans past Sacramento.
Spurs 90, 76ers 85: Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead San Antonio to a victory in Philadelphia.
Hawks 104, Timberwolves 96: Al Horford scored 28 points as Atlanta defeated visiting Minnesota.
Cavaliers: Center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his lower right lung.