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 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.

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