MEMPHIS -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle felt his team wasn't getting their fair share of calls during Wednesday night's 106-105 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.
One call in particular irked the Mavs' coach.
With 52.4 seconds left in regulation, guard Devin Harris was whistled for stepping out of bounds while he was dribbling the basketball. Since it was under two minutes remaining, Carlisle felt the referees should have at least reviewed the play just to see whether Harris was in bounds or out of bounds.
The three referees did huddle and discuss what happened. But no replay came.
So what was the referees' explanation to Carlisle concerning that particular play?
"I don't want to go into that,'' he said. "If I want to spend 50 grand I'll give to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or I'll give it to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or some organization or cause that's really worth giving 50 grand to.
"Otherwise, I'm going to abstain.''
Carlisle was issued a technical foul for arguing a call with 5:51 remaining in the third period. Referee Scott Foster also came close to tossing Carlisle in the fuorth quarter, but Carlisle was restrained by some of his assistant coaches before Foster could eject him.
When the Grizzlies missed a shot with 0.9 seconds in regulation and DeJuan Blair rebounded the ball for the Mavs, Carlisle quickly called timeout and felt the refs should have reviewed that to see how much time was left in the game. But no replay came there, either.
-- Dwain Price
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