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Mavericks coach Carlisle fined for comments

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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he was fined by the NBA for comments he made that were critical of officials after Thursday's loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Carlisle did not reveal the amount, saying the league would announce it later on Saturday.

"I spoke to the NBA office and agreed that I should be fined for my comments following the Golden State game," Carlisle said in a text message to ESPN Dallas. "In this league we all have challenging jobs, and the job of the officials is one of the toughest. Those postgame remarks about the officiating were not appropriate, and I accept the fine."

After Dallas lost 100-97 at Golden State, Carlisle said a blocked shot by Warriors center Andrew Bogut on Brandan Wright's shot with six seconds in the game was an "obvious" foul.

"We put ourselves in position," Carlisle said after the game. "I don't know what you want to call it at the end. Unlucky? Whatever you want to call it. Screwed? It happened."

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted a criticism of the officiating after the play, but it is not clear if he will be fined.

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