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Lakers-Mavericks (Game 4): The calls that got two Lakers ejected, plus a good no-call on Bryant

Obviously the Lakers-Mavericks game on Sunday will go down as a historic game for obvious reasons (Lakers swept badly, probably Phil Jackson’s last game as a coach, etc.). It was such a blowout win for the Mavericks, the refs didn’t play any part in the outcome.

However, there were two calls that everyone is talking about that were actually pretty easy when Lamar Odom roughed up Dirk Nowitzki, and Andrew Bynum gave a body shot to J.J. Barea. We’ve included those plays in the video below, as well as a flop from Barea that may have been one reason he got under the Lakers’ skin all series long, and they were going to try to “teach him a lesson.” Who knows.

  • Fishbelly

    I actually think they should call offensive foul on those plays….

    I’m never a fan of allowing offensive players push off / elbowing / shouldering to create space

  • Tfdonaghy

    Salvatore clearly didn’t know the rule. He wanted to give the ball back to Chicago and Crawford stepped in and advised him that it was a jump ball because the ball was not in possession of Chicago when the whistle blew. If Salvatore knew the rule he would have stayed with the call and saved all the trouble. Bottom line is the foul was missed.

    Tim Donaghy
    800-308-9003

  • Braktooth

    I actually thought that Kobe fouled him AND Barea flopped. they should make both those calls.