Mavs owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle were not willing to forget Shaun Livingston’s low hit on Dirk Nowitzki, even though Livingston insisted he did not intend to hit him there.
The 7-foot Nowitzki was posting up the 6-foot-7 Livingston late in the third quarter when Livingston reached between Nowitzki’s legs and struck him in the groin. After a replay review, Livingston was assessed a flagrant foul 1.
After shouting in agony and bending over, Nowitzki reacted by turning around and briefly confronting Livingston, who insisted he did not mean to hit Nowitzki in that sensitive area.
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