The Mavericks were called for two momentum-shifting flagrant fouls in Sunday's 119-96 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Dejuan Blair was called for a flagrant against Manu Ginobli in the second quarter. It was part of 9-0 Spurs run that took a 12-point lead to 21 and blow the game open.
Jae Crowder had one on Tony Parker in the third quarter that helped sustain a 20-point deficit.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban declined to discuss the legitimacy of the calls but rather said the NBA needs to re-evaluate how they handle flagrant fouls.
"What I will say is what is happening now and rightfully so the refs are going to call it a flagrant just so they could check it and that’s what they should do," Cuban said. "What we need to do is come up with different terminology because it gets everybody fired up. Rather than call it a flagrant we should just say under review and just circle his finger so we can review and make a decision as opposed to getting the crowd, players and everybody freaked out when they hear the word flagrant. And then we probably have to re-evaluate it cause now when guys kind of dive after a layup, you can be high and go for the ball and if a guy’s head is low you are going to make contact. That’s the way the refs are instructed to call it right now. But its something we have to evaluate and review just get it all better."