Lakers win by one but lots of complaints about the officiating in the game.
Here is a transcript of the live interview after the game.
I know you are fined for critizicing officials. Can you be suspended for using the F word and the S word on live TV?
John Ireland: "Thanks I'm with Shaquille O'Neal. You were frustrated with how the officiating went down the stretch but you guys pulled it out and it was a big win"
Shaq "Everyone is starting to wonder why the league is losing money, thats why. People pay good money to come and watch atheletes play and they try to take over the F---ing game"
John "Shaq were on live"
Shaq "I don't give a S---"
John "I know. Let me ask you this. Obviously this was a game that got away from you guys at the end. What does it mean to get off on the right foot when you have to travel for the next 2 weeks?"
Shaq "We just gotta play hard, play smart, Weve been doing that, we just want people to be consistent on how they call the game. If we keep bringing the ball inside, passing the ball, taking high percentage shots, we'll be fine"
John "Season high in points, I thought it was the best you have looked since the early part of the season. Are you feeling 100% yet?"
Shaq "I'm feeling pretty good, my teammates are looking for me. Today they kept bringing me the ball, time in and time out. And everytime they do that I can do this every night"
John "Thats Shaquille O'neal, back to you"