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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 13 July, 2020

How long before more managers follow Rick Carlisle's example and tape their mouth shut?

That’s one way to avoid a fine.

Source: NBA TV/YouTube

NBA BOSSES DON’T really like when coaches criticise the match officials, and they’re not afraid to dish out hefty fines as a deterrent.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was hit with a bill for $25,000 on Saturday for comments he made following the Mavs’ Game 3 defeat against the Houston Rockets:

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.

That will cost you $25k, right there.

The Mavs won Game 4 on Sunday night but Carlisle was asked a similar question about the physical nature of the game.

“Are you asking me a question about the officiating?” Carlisle responded.

“I brought something just for that,” he said, producing a piece of masking tape and sticking it over his mouth for a few seconds.

“I’ve gotta be careful.”

Point proven, Rick.

NBA Playoffs – Sunday’s results

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 101 @ Boston Celtics 93 (Cleveland win 4-0)
  • LA Clippers 114 @ San Antonio Spurs 105 (Series tied 2-2)
  • Toronto Raptors 94 @ Washington Wizards 125 (Washington win 4-0)
  • Houston Rockets 109 @ Dallas Mavericks 121 (Houston lead 3-1)

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