This time, the Mavericks fall a bit short

Nov 27, 2007 | Posted by: A liberal dose | Full story: A liberal dose

“It was clear-path [by Harris]. He was going to the basket clearly to shoot. It was a shooting foul. But, obviously, [Salvatore] thought I was wrong, and that was that.”

Two words. Bennett Salvatore.

It was enough to push Avery Johnson over the brink, across the court, onto the floor, straining to reach referee Salvatore... and eventually out the door to the Mavs locker room.

It was an early exit to a bizarre night.

Irked by the fact that Devin Harris was awarded a non-shooting foul on his way to the basket against Pacers guard Mike Dunleavy, Johnson showed that he still can move on the court.

The fast-charging coach of the now-habitual slow-starting Mavericks was ejected Friday night with just over 8 1/2 minutes to play at Conseco Fieldhouse. Read more

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Amanda-NJ

Dallas, TX

#1 Nov 27, 2007
I think the higher NBA officials need to re-evaluate Bennet Salvatore's judgement. The foul was very obvious & he didn't call it! Remember, the Game 5 play-offs bet. the Mavs & the Heat he was the same referee who made a controversy! We taught our children about good sport & for them seeing these situation of unfairness & cheating bec. the referee is not reliable with his judgements is all hypocrisy!...And the worst part is the NBA higher officials doesn't do anything to make things fair & better! They always charge fines to the coach or the players even if they are on the right position. How about charging the referees each time they make a wrong decision? That must be something we would like to happen in that way they'll do their job properly & great fairness to every team.

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