By Official release
Posted Jan 5 2010 6:34PM
NEW YORK, January 5, 2010 -- The National Basketball Association announced today that Commissioner David Stern has denied the Dallas Mavericks' protest of their 116-108 loss to the Houston Rockets on December 18.
In the protest, the Mavericks argued that the referees, following an instant replay review, improperly called a technical foul on Erick Dampier with 1:01 remaining in overtime, which -- as his second technical foul -- resulted in his ejection from the game.
Commissioner Stern determined that the referees' decision to assess a technical foul on Dampier was a judgment call, and not a misapplication of the playing rules, which cannot successfully be protested under NBA rules.
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