Last night Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlise had an interesting choice of words to say after Game 4 against the Houston Rockets. Actually, he really did not have anything to say.
He did this because he was fined $25,000 for his comments about the officials after Game 3. This is what Carlise said in a press conference after Game 3 (From Probasketballtalk.com):
“My hope is that in Game 4 – the one play that’s kind of an image stuck in my mind, and I just looked at it six times on the film, is the first play of the fourth quarter,” Carlisle said. “We’re scrambling like hell defensively, and Devin Harris is going to get the ball, and Dwight Howard throws him into our bench. He takes the ball, skips it over the top and Ariza gets a wide-open three.
“So, instead of us getting the ball, and a foul on Howard, it turns into essentially a 5-6 point swing. That stuff’s got to stop. The officials [have] got to get that stuff under control, because there’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place. And that can’t happen in Game 4.”
The Houston Rockets lead the series 3-1 and Game 5 will be played Tuesday, April 28th at Houston.