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  1. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle wants to ign...

    Jeff Caplan

    On the brink of being swept out of the playoffs, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the beginning of what would be a historic comeback starts by eliminating distractions with the referees, starting with him.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  2. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City Thunder says c...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma CIty Thunder coach Scott Brooks wasn't buying counterpart Rick Carlisle's claims after Saturday's Game 1 of their first-round series that Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was being held and grabbed without consequence.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  3. Jason Kidd says Dallas Mavericks don't get benefit of doubt from ...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle couldn't believe the foul called on center Ian Mahinmi as he attempted to block Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's shot with 46.2 seconds to go, providing the winning free throws in Monday night's high-intensity matchup.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  4. Carlisle sharpens focus on TOs, transition D

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Referees were brought in for a live scrimmage Friday morning and on their way out, the refs were asked if there was any funny business going on out there. "Flagrant two on Dirk Nowitzki," the one ref said. Wow, talk about intensity. A...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  5. Ref Danny Crawford comes, goes quietly

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Chalk it up. The Dallas Mavericks are now 3-16 in the playoffs when referee Danny Crawford is on the floor. There was plenty of pregame chatter about Crawford coming to town as the lead official for Tuesday's pivotal Game 2 against the P...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  6. Mark Cuban actually likes progress of refs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Amid the hubbub surrounding NBA referee and Dallas Mavericks nemesis Danny Crawford officiating tonight's Game 2, Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who has been fined millions of dollars through the years for his criticism of the league's refs, said h...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  7. Talk of the series: Not refs, but lobs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are determined to stop it. The Portland Trail Blazers vow to continue to go to it. The alley-oop served the Blazers well in Game 1. Six were executed -- five finished by LaMarcus Aldridge -- in helping Portland to a4...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  8. Phil tells Cuban silence can be golden

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Phil Jackson was asked by a Los Angeles reporter if the Lakers and Mavericks meet in the playoffs for the first time in Jackson's L.A. tenure, would he be concerned that vocal Mavs owner Mark Cuban could work over the refs and give his club...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  9. Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson: Mark Cuban's ref bashing cost D...

    Jeff Caplan

    Phil Jackson said Mark Cuban's ref bashing cost the Mavs.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2011