Chaos in Dallas last night as Melo hit a game winner, Mark Cuban passed on some Mother's Day greetings, and Josh Howard channeled his inner Hulk.
The officials, who had called 61 fouls up to that point, missed an intentional foul on Melo by Antoine Wright that would have forced the Nuggets to take the ball out of bounds. Instead, Melo hit his shot, game over.
To add douchebag to injury, Mark Cuban decided put on a post-game show of his own. Predictably, freaking out about the foul, he ended up getting into a yelling match with Kenyon Martin's mom. This was followed by a "situation" with a cameraman. The cameraman says he was shoved, Cuban says he was merely moving him out of the way. I believe Cuban. I mean, he was probably protecting the cameraman from Kenyon's mom. I hear she's pretty fierce.
Oh, and that's not all. Josh Howard had to be restrained from going after referee Mark Wunderlich. After being pulled from the court by coaches and security, Howard takes a swing at a photographer's camera.
NBA officials issued the following mea culpa after the game:
At the end of the Dallas-Denver game this evening, the officials missed an intentional foul committed by Antoine Wright on Carmelo Anthony, just prior to Anthony's three-point basket.
This was followed by Cuban's head exploding.
Video evidence of the chaos:
Melo's shot wins Game 3 [Denver Post]
Mark Cuban, Josh Howard have confrontations with media [Dallas Morning News]