Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounded off on NBA officials after an inadvertent whistle and subsequent goaltending review late in the fourth quarter of his team's 111-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
With the Hawks leading 109-107, officials initially whistled Dorian Finney-Smith for a goaltend on Trae Young's missed layup. However, the play continued, which allowed John Collins to convert a putback attempt and increase Atlanta's lead to four points.
Cuban took to Twitter postgame and had plenty to say about the play and subsequent review.
Crew chief Rodney Mott explained postgame why Collins' basket counted.
"The ball was blocked and reviewed. The ball hit the rim (after Young's layup attempt), so it was deemed an inadvertent whistle because it was ruled a good block (by Finney-Smith)," he said. "By rule, it's an inadvertent whistle. Because (Collins) was in his shooting motion when my whistle blew, it's deemed a continuation, so therefore, the basket counts."
Cuban has been fined more than $2 million by the NBA since purchasing the Mavericks in 2000.