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December 17, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

Trailing by 7 and with an opportunity to push the ball upcourt, that’s certainly not a time in which they wanted to use that timeout. Carlisle argued with Taylor, to no avail. The Mavericks were charged with a 20-second timeout. “It was miscommunication,” Carlisle said. “It was a misunderstanding that led to confusion. That’s all anyone needs to know about it. He’s a young guy, he’s working at it and it’s not all his fault.” Dallas Morning News

Bayno likes what he’s seeing from Valanciunas, particularly these past three or four games, but cautions there’s still growth to be made. Where the officials are concerned Bayno says he’s on Valanciunas about his body language and appeals to the refs when calls aren’t made. It’s a fine line getting your point across so the officials are watching a little more closely the next time and simply annoying them to the point where they’re reluctant to even give you the calls you deserve. “(From) the young guys they don’t want to hear it,” Bayno said of the officials. “He’s been better but he’s still got to get better at the body language and just play through it and trust that you are getting better at getting the calls. You are using your body better.” Toronto Sun

December 9, 2014 Updates
December 6, 2014 Updates

The question wasn’t only whether Ellis traveled before his game-winner, but whether he had complete control of the ball, which would make traveling impossible if he didn’t. “Did the league say anything about that last play, whether it was a foul, a travel or anything?,” Cuban asked media members. “I don’t think there’s ever been a game that ended on a travel on the last shot. If he didn’t have control of the ball when he was spinning … I’m not saying one way or the other. I’m just saying it would be nice for the league to clarify so that we all understand better going forward. That’s all. “The last few years, when there have been end-of-game calls that were uncertain, the league has said something. For some reason, this year they haven’t. I don’t know what’s happened.” Dallas Morning News

December 4, 2014 Updates

Officially, it will go into the books as a technical on assistant coach Monte Mathis, who has vocal chord problems and has trouble raising his voice too loud. He was stunned when the refs said the technical in the third quarter was on him. Cuban straightened things out postgame, saying the technical foul that was assessed to Mathis actually was called on him. "All I said was, You got to make that call," Cuban said. "No cursing. They had to give it to Monte because they realized they're not allowed to give it to me." Dallas Morning News

December 3, 2014 Updates
November 28, 2014 Updates

The NBA denied the Sacramento Kings' protest of their Nov. 13 last-second loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but at least some in the Kings organization still think the team was robbed of a deserved victory. Yahoo! Sports

"The referees had a duty to count frames on the replay and they didn't," one Kings source said. "We felt and still feel strongly that there was significant error in this decision." Under NBA procedures, each team has an opportunity to make submissions in support of its position, and the protesting team is required to establish a misapplication of the official playing rules that had a clear impact on the game's outcome. The Kings filed a protest and sent their own video and pictures to the NBA hoping to strengthen their case. Kings officials believe the referees misapplied the rules by not counting frames on Lee's shot when analyzing the replay and not taking into account a late-starting clock, a source told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Kings center Ryan Hollins told Yahoo Sports another reason why Lee's shot shouldn't have counted was because Hollins tipped the inbounds pass and that clock didn't start when he did. The NBA didn't mention Hollins in its statement. But an NBA spokesperson told Yahoo Sports there was no specific mention of Hollins' possible tip of the inbounds pass because the referees ruled he didn't touch it and there was no conclusive evidence in replays showing he did. "I hit the ball," Hollins told Yahoo Sports. "No question about it. You see the trajectory. You even see my reaction afterwards. Even if you can't conclude that I hit the ball, the shot still didn't get off with the correct call." Yahoo! Sports

Marc J. Spears: There is no mention in the NBA's explanation about Kings C Ryan Hollins tipping the ball on Memphis' in-bounds pass thus starting the clock. NBA didn't mention Ryan Hollins' tip because the refs ruled he didn't touch it & replay review deemed no conclusive evidence that he did. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

November 25, 2014 Updates

Amar’e Stoudemire feels the Knicks were struck down by angels Monday night. Stoudemire chose an interesting metaphor to describe the way James Harden rallied the Rockets to victory. In fact, Stoudemire thinks Harden’s 6-of-6 free-throw shooting line in the final period was something out of divine intervention. In a clear slap at the officiating, Stoudemire said: “It was like an angel came down and started calling calls for him. Down the stretch, I don’t see how he was getting those foul calls.’’ New York Post

November 22, 2014 Updates

The NBA announced today that a scoring error was made during the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors game on Nov. 21 at Air Canada Centre, which impacted the final score of the game but not the final outcome of the game. Bucks forward John Henson was incorrectly credited with a 3-point field goal when he made a jump shot in the lane with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The game statistics have been corrected and the final score of the game is Toronto 124, Milwaukee 82. Henson’s scoring total has been changed to six points in the official box score. All NBA games are reviewed to ensure the accuracy of the game statistics. Below is a link to video of Henson’s shot: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2014/11/22/bops-john-henson-hook-shot-112114.nba/ NBA.com

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