WASHINGTON -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who is on the NBA's Competition Committee, said he's a fan of the league coming out and saying that they got something wrong.
But when Carlisle was asked about the NBA admitted that Shawn Marion fouled Minnesota's Kevin Love with one second left in Monday's game -- a foul that wasn't called by the referees -- Carlisle went mum.
"We're focusing on tonight,'' Carlisle said. "So there ain't going to be any comment about that, OK?''
The NBA said Love should have been shooting a pir of free throws which, had he made them, would have sent Monday's game into overtime. Instead, no call was made and the Mavs got out of Minneapolis with a 100-98 victory.
Asked if he likes the idea of the NBA admitting it made a mistake in situations like his, Marion said: "It don't bother me. They're always coming back trying to fix something.
"It is what it is. It happened and we got the win.''
And with that win, the Mavs will take their 18-13 record into tonight's 5 o'clock contest against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
As far as the league being transparent, forward Vince Carter took it a step farther.
"As a player you go through games when we miss shots, we miss plays that the coach calls, it happens,'' Carter said. "So there's nothing you can really do about it.
"They made their statement, we have to move on.''
Asked why he believes the NBA is only admitting to mistakes that happen near the end of games, but not admitting those that occur during other portions of the game, Carter said:
"It's crunch time, so I guess they felt the need to say something. I don't know. I stay out of it.''
-- Dwain Price
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