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Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle doesn't back down after $25,000 fine

Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle doesn't back down after $25,000 fine

Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle had some more to say Saturday after he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his critical postgame remarks Friday night about the officiating in Game 3 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. After Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, announced the fine in a release Saturday, Carlisle was not backing down. "I have strong feelings about how I feel about my team, and I'm going to fight for my team," Carlisle told reporters in Dallas, where Game 4 is to be played Sunday evening. "That's just the way it's going to be. I'm a lot like my owner. I'm going to...

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