PORTLAND, Ore. _ Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban said he
was hit in the face with an object that was thrown from the stands during the
fourth quarter of Thursday night’s loss to Portland.
The incident happened with 6:56 to go in the game. During a
timeout, Cuban drew the ire of Blazers’ fans and it was clear that there
was some dialogue going on. It’s not uncommon for Cuban to interact with
fans, but this was different.
“Somebody hit me in the face,’’ Cuban said
after the game. “Somebody threw something and it hit me.’’
Cuban was not hurt and said security was doing a good job of
making sure the Mavericks were not in harm’s way.
Cuban declined to say anything further about getting hit by
a thrown object.