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Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

The Dallas Mavericks must have made some kind of deal with the devil, because for the second time in as many weeks, they won a close game after getting away with an egregious foul that wasn't called.

Above is the final play from Saturday's Pelicans-Mavs game, which ended with Monta Ellis essentially bear-hugging Austin Rivers as he attempted to get up a desperation three that could have tied the game. It was an even more obvious foul than the hack Shawn Marion put on Kevin Love in a similar situation two weeks ago, and yet no call was made. In both cases, the NBA was forced to admit that the referees blew it.

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On a semi-related note, the Pelicans announcers really need to step up their indignant reaction game. Alan Horton would be ashamed of them.

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