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Carlisle charges OKC with 'dirty' play

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08:06 AM ET 05.01 | Dallas coach Rick Carlisle doesn't like what he's seeing in the Mavs' opening round-series, and it has very little to do with Xs and Os. [Carlisle] profanely accused Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins of dirty play after Monday night's heated Game 2. ... "It's playoff basketball. It's physical," Carlisle said when asked about the confrontation [between Perkins and Dirk Nowitzki]. "I mean, we don't like the cheap shots when they give them, and they don't like them if we give them. That's the nature of competition. Hey, I love hard play, clean, competitive playoff series. You throw the ball up and may the best team win, but the dirty [bull----] has got to stop. We don't want anybody getting hurt out there either way."

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May 1, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Perk? Playing dirty? That's what comes from playing with KG

May 1, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Perkins and Ibaka are certainly getting into Dirk's head
By the way, the Thunder are winning games with Durant shooting at a low percentage, thats not good for the Mavs

May 1, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Perkins and Ibaka are certainly getting into Dirk's headBy the way, the Thunder are winning games with Durant shooting at a low percentage, thats not good for the Mavs

Dirk played great -- 31 points on 19 shots.

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May 1, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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Dirk played great -- 31 points on 19 shots.

He played well, but he was still affected emotionally. You are lucky that he didnt get suspended for bumping into Perk

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May 1, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Perk? Playing dirty? That's what comes from playing with KG

He was taught well.

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May 1, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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He actually played better w/ that emotion! What he did was great! He fought back and actually gave them a taste of their own medicine. After that the Ts the game settled down and the officials called the game better.

Playoff officiating always sucks big time!

May 1, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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He played well, but he was still affected emotionally. You are lucky that he didnt get suspended for bumping into Perk

A few other Mavs should have been "affect emotionally".

May 1, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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MAVS not gonna win if Carter is your go to player in the 4th qtr. Carter had most of the plays in the 4th and all he does is throw up crazy shots. They stopped attacking the basket in the 3rd when they were on the bonus!

They are also not going to win if Haywood continues with his "contributions"...

May 1, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Perk? Playing dirty? That's what comes from playing with KG

I agree!!!!! If the Mavs think the Thunder are playing dirty, then I say use fire to fight fire!!!! The Mavs have some fouls to give, just make them HARD fouls!!!

May 1, 2012  09:27 AM ET

This series is over the best dirty or not I don't see them coming back from this...

May 1, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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I agree!!!!! If the Mavs think the Thunder are playing dirty, then I say use fire to fight fire!!!! The Mavs have some fouls to give, just make them HARD fouls!!!

Agreed... which is why I'm so pissed about Haywood.

Dude played 10 minutes and brought NOTHING!!!


At least get out there and put someone on their ****...

May 1, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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At least get out there and put someone on their ****...

OD, that's exactly what I'm thinking!!!!

May 1, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Agreed... which is why I'm so pissed about Haywood. Dude played 10 minutes and brought NOTHING!!! At least get out there and put someone on their ****...

Apparently he cloned into Odom.

May 1, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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MAVS not gonna win if Carter is your go to player in the 4th qtr. Carter had most of the plays in the 4th and all he does is throw up crazy shots. They stopped attacking the basket in the 3rd when they were on the bonus!

Both Dirk & Jet shot more than Carter in the 4th. Terry shot twice as many times.

 
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