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Sheed: League doesn’t like tough D on Dirk

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 18, 2010 @ 11:52 pm In General | 4 Comments

Dirk Nowitzki [1] ‘€” with 37 points on 14-of-22 shooting from the floor ‘€” had a great game. Rasheed Wallace [2] thinks he had a whole lot of help from the officiating crew of Tony Brown [3], Dan Crawford and John Goble.

Wallace didn’t hold back in expressing his frustration following Monday night’s game about a crucial fourth personal foul called on him with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter and the Celtics [4] holding on to a 63-60 lead.

With Wallace on the bench, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks on a 15-5 run to close out the third quarter, on their way to a 99-90 win over the Celtics at TD Garden.

“You know, they don’t like no tough defense on him so of course I get a whole lot of bull[crap] calls but that’s how the story goes,” Wallace said [5], before adding, “I ain’t worried about it. We’ll see them again. Honestly, I can’t remember which one the fourth foul was, there were so many bogus [calls]. I ain’t worried about it. Like I said, we’ll see them again. We go down there in about a month or so. There’ll be retribution.”

Wallace and the Celtics will have their chance at payback on March 20 when the Celtics visit Dallas.

Wallace also said there was a double-standard when it came to fouls that weren’t called on Paul Pierce [6].


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[2] Rasheed Wallace: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rasheed-wallace.htm

[3] Tony Brown: http://media.weei.com/football/tony-brown.htm

[4] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[5] Wallace said: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/011810_rasheedwallace_boguscallstryingtodefenddirk.mp3

[6] Wallace also said there was a double-standard when it came to fouls that weren’t called on Paul Pierce: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/011810_rasheedwallace_doublestandardsgottofightthru.mp3

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