Rick Carlisle Is Pissed About the Officiating in GM3 “that just doesn’t look kosher to me”
“Look, referees miss calls, but there’s just a lot of physical stuff going on out there that just doesn’t look kosher to me,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said after a 2 points loss to the Rockets on Friday night. “They’re a more physical team, but this series has got to be played within the rules.”
The frustrated coach talked about a specific play, which he watched 6 times, that really pissed him off.
“We’re scrambling like hell defensively and Devin Harris is going to get the ball, and Dwight Howard throws him into our bench. He takes the ball, skips it over the top and Ariza gets a wide-open 3. So instead of us getting the ball and a foul on Howard, it turns into essentially a five- [or] six-point swing. That stuff’s got to stop. The officials got to get that stuff under control, because there’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place, and that can’t happen in Game 4.”
Mark Cuban didn’t address the media but was seen shouting at the refs and even commissioner Adam Silver during the game.