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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2: "Watching [Blake] Griffin's cat-ate-the-canary smile tells you the story of that play. That's all you have to look at."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said the flagrant 2 ruling against J.J. Barea was "just weak. ... It's tough to tell these days in this league what's a flagrant 1, what's a tech. I'm lost, and I think so are the refs."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Bill Spooner on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2 foul committed against Blake Griffin:

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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win (0:36)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 97, Clippers 95 (final). J.J. Redick jumper at the buzzer was long. Seth Curry (23 points, 4 assists) starred as Dallas' starting PG.

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Can Motley make outside shots?

Baylor's Johnathan Motley will be tested by a physical South Carolina team in the Sweet 16. Can he beat the Gamecocks with jump shots? NBA scouts would like to see that.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Class of 1998 Reunion: No. 9 overall pick Dirk Nowitzki and No. 10 Paul Pierce have been guarding each other for a stretch of this tight second half in Dallas ...

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Barea ejected for shoving Griffin (0:54)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea was called for a flagrant 2 and tossed after a push to the neck that sent Blake Griffin sprawling. Barea laughed at the ruling.

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Carlisle T'd up for no-call on Dirk, CP3 hits acrobatic layup (0:38)
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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas DC Todd Orlando said nickelback P.J. Locke had the "most impressive" tape of any Texas defender in 2016. Orlando had a lot of praise for Locke, DeShon Elliott and the Longhorns' safeties tonight.

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