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Saturday, January 9, 2010
Carlise not thrilled with Dampier 3-pointer

By Richard Durrett

DALLAS -- Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was asked how he felt about Erick Dampier's decision to shoot a 3-pointer with 5.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Friday's 112-103 victory in San Antonio. Dampier made the shot, his first 3-pointer since his rookie season in 1996-97.

"I'm not crazy about it, to be honest, at that point in the game," Carlisle said. "But it's over."

Mavs owner Mark Cuban was chuckling about it before Saturday's game.

"I asked the commissioner to put him in the 3-point shooting contest," said Cuban, referring to the annual All-Star Game skills competition. "We'll see what happens."