An officiating call that went against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night drew the ire of both Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle. This comes in the wake of the NBA admitting that the referees blew a call against the Mavericks earlier in the week.
In Thursday night's loss against the Golden State Warriors, Cuban was upset that Andrew Bogut was not called for a foul on a block against Brandon Wright with six seconds remaining. The basket would have put Dallas ahead.
Cant wait to see what the NBA says about this no call with 2 secs left. #2gamseinarow— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 1, 2013
Although replays showed what appeared to be a clean block, Carlisle was also upset about it, as he also expressed his displeasure, according to ESPN.com.
"Look, the game came down to the call that wasn't made," Carlisle said. "Brandan Wright got hit in the arm and it's obvious. It's two (games) in a row."
On Tuesday night, poor officiating likely cost Dallas a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. With 1.5 seconds remaining, O.J. Mayo was called for a charge, but after reviewing the call the NBA said Ronnie Price should have been called for a block instead. Dallas lost the game, 106-104.
As Mavs Moneyball points out, Carlisle had a different tune about the officiating after that loss.
Just two days ago when the Mavericks lost to Portland, Carlisle said there's no sense in "bellyaching" and the Mavs just needed to forget it and fight on. This is pretty much a complete 180 on how Carlisle handles controversial calls -- he usually goes right to what the Mavs could have done before/after the call.
Dallas will hope the officiating goes in its favor against Phoenix on Friday night.