Can the Dallas Mavericks Re-Play the Final Minute of the Rockets Game?

December 22nd, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Wins don't come easy in the NBA these days. So when you've got a chance to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, literally, then you (in this case the Dallas Mavericks) have to take advantage.

Take last Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets. Not only did it feature a tooth-jarring collision between Dirk Nowitzki and Carl Landry, bu there was some fishy officiating.

There were technicals fouls aplenty for Rick Carlisle, Erick Dampier, Jason Kidd and Josh Howard. And while I don't have a problem for most of those technicals, it's the second one on Erick Dampier that caused the Mavs to file a protest with the league.

While reviewing Aaron Brooks' flagrant foul on Erick Dampier, the referees decided that Dampier threw an elbow at Brooks, and gave him a second technical, ejecting him from a game for the first time in his 13-year career.

The problem with this is that Brooks' foul was called a flagrant one, which are not reviewable. So it was while the referees were reviewing a call, a call that they aren't allowed to review, that they found this supposed "elbow" from Dampier.

Side note—the fact that Damp was even ...

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