|NBA commissioner David Stern denies Dallas protest over scoring error in loss to Indiana|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 30 November 2007 12:23|
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.