Following the Mavericks’ tough loss in OKC last night, virtually everyone in a Dallas uniform complained about a lack of whistles. According to Jason Kidd, the defending champs aren’t getting treated with respect by the referees. Per the Dallas Morning News: “Jason Kidd hit on perhaps the most cogent point of the night. He lamented how the Mavericks can’t seem to get the benefit of the whistles this season. ‘He didn’t foul him,’ Kidd said. ‘That was a bad call. Clean block. It’s been like that all year. We don’t get the benefit of the whistle. I don’t think we’re looked upon as defending champions. That’s a whole ‘nother story. Dirk, he should live at the line, if they would call it the way it’s supposed to. But he doesn’t. We’ve just got to clean up our end of game situations.'”
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