LOS ANGELES -- Even JJ Barea, the butt of the joke, couldn't help but crack a grin.
"Hey ref, don't let that baby shoot no more!" Clipper Darrell hollered after Barea missed a 3. "Ref, get that baby off the floor!"
Barea responded with a grin. There were all-out giggles on the Mavs' bench. Dirk Nowitzki and Roddy Beaubois were among the Mavs who had to put towels over their faces to hide their laughter.
Couldn't see whether Rick Carlisle cracked a smile. For some reason, I doubt it.