Hornets center Tyson Chandler has had some foul troubles in this series, especially Game 3 when he had to head to the bench with just 3:05 gone in the first quarter. New Orleans coach Byron Scott, who wasn't too happy about the free throw disparity in Game 3 (38-13 in favor of the Mavericks) had this to say Sunday morning about Chandler's battles with Mavs center Erick Dampier:
"I just really try to make him [Chandler] aware of trying to make sure he doesn't get any cheap ones early. I think he has some legitimate gripes because Dampier's holding him about as much as probably his wife would at 11 o'clock at night. It's ridiculous how many times he holds him and he doesn't get a call, but Tyson gets the little ticky-tack calls. He just has to be a little bit smarter. As much as we can keep him in the game in the first quarter, obviously that helps."
And yes, Chandler, 25, is a married man. He and longtime girlfriend Kimberly tied the knot in 2005.
-- Jeff Caplan