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Mavs' Dinwiddie: Ref Tony Brothers called me a 'b---- ass motherf-----'

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Warning: Story contains coarse language

Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie had a message for NBA official Tony Brothers after Dallas' 111-110 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

"Not only would I like my money back, but I would like to not be called a bitch ass motherfucker to my teammates," Dinwiddie said. "So, if there's anybody that feels that way about me - not naming any names - they can address me personally, face to face."

Brothers called a technical foul on Dinwiddie late in the first half of Friday's game. Dinwiddie says it was for clapping, which he does frequently during games, and swearing after being called on a transition take foul. NBA players are fined $2,000 for each technical foul they receive.

"No swear words were used in the direction of anybody, personally. It was like… 'That wasn't a fucking take foul' or something like that," Dinwiddie said.

The Mavericks guard later clarified that a teammate told him Brothers described him using those exact curse words. He said he didn't mind the vulgar language but was upset Brothers didn't address him directly.

"If you feel that way, fine by me - just say it to my face like any other grown man. That's all I want," Dinwiddie said. "I'm not even mad at the language. Everybody has said things before when they're upset or feeling sensitive or hurt, that's fine. Just say it to my face, that's all I would like."

Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said the team would look into the matter.

"That's tough. I have to talk to Spencer," Kidd said, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "When you look at Tony and what he's done in this league, he's well-liked and also one of the best that we have. We're going to see what happened here and talk to Spencer and find out exactly what happened. That's a sensitive topic. We'll see what happens."

Dinwiddie finished with 21 points and seven assists in Friday's win.

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