DALLAS (AP) -NBA commissioner David Stern denied a game protest Friday by Dallas, ruling that a field goal incorrectly counted as a 3-pointer didn't impact the outcome of the Mavericks' four-point loss to Indiana.
The official scorer inadvertently recorded a basket by Troy Murphy as a 3-pointer with 9:59 left in the second quarter of the Mavericks' 111-107 loss on Nov. 23.
Stern decided against a replay of the game because there were 34 minutes remaining at the time of the error, giving Dallas ``substantial opportunity to overcome the 1-point error,'' according to a statement released by the NBA.
NBA rules permit officials to correct scoring errors before the end of a game, but the mistake was not noticed until after the game.
The Mavericks did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Top NBA Public Bets

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Pacers vs. Lakers Prediction The Pacers are a small favorite on the road tonight against the Lakers at 10:30PM ET. Are they a good bet to cover the spread?
Thumbnail Breakneck pace expected at Toyota Center At 33-12, Houston clearly has the attention of the basketball world. But can Mike D’Antoni’s no-holds-barred attack find success against the class of the...
Thumbnail Kings vs. Grizzlies Prediction The Grizzlies will host the Kings at 8:00PM ET tonight coming off a loss. Is Memphis a good bet to cover?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Mavericks Pick Can the Utah Jazz take care of business on the road against the Dallas Mavericks when the two meet at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucks vs. Magic Prediction Will tonight's Bucks and Magic matchup go over the betting total for bettors when the teams square off at 7:00PM ET?
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages