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Sports log: Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle fined $25,000

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating after Dallas’s loss to Golden State on Thursday. With the Mavericks trailing, 98-97, Brandan Wright had the ball knocked away while going up for a shot, and no foul was called. The Warriors went on to win, 100-97. Carlisle was particularly frustrated because the NBA had acknowledged the referees made a mistake in the final seconds of a loss at Portland two days earlier. Dallas’s O.J. Mayo was called for a charge with 1.5 seconds left in a tie game, and the league conceded the next day it should have been a blocking foul, which would have given the Mavericks two free throws. Instead, LaMarcus Aldridge hit a buzzer-beater to win it. ‘‘The game came down to the call that wasn’t made,” Carlisle said Thursday. “Brandan Wright got hit on the arm. And it’s obvious. And it’s two [games] in a row. I’m very concerned about what’s happening at the end of games with the officials. I can only be honest.’’ On Saturday, Carlisle sent a text message to reporters saying he spoke to the league office and agreed with the fine. He said the comments were ‘‘not appropriate.’’

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