Del Harris saw Jason Kidd charge into Atlanta coach Mike Woodson and immediately saw two differences in that play and the one where Denver's Michael Adams plowed into Harris when he was head coach at Milwaukee in 1991.
"One, I was trying to get a technical foul,'' Harris said Saturday. "I wasn't trying to take a charge. There was a fast break that went the other way toward Denver's bench. And we'd been getting the short end (of the calls) and I knew I had to take a tech. I'm out there on the court wanting my technical.
"The second difference is I didn't duck it. I stood right in there and took the chare. And Michael not only went for me, he took the flop, too. He flopped big time, although he never admitted it until after he retired as a player.''
Harris' place on the all-time sports blooper reel is safe for the foreseeable future. Woodson tried to dance away from Kidd with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter Friday night, but couldn't get off the court fast enough, and Kidd's bump into him led to a technical foul on Woodson that gave the Mavericks a valuable point and helped send the game into overtime.