Rick Carlisle Tapes His Mouth Shut So He Can't Rip Referees Again

04/27/2015 12:34 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

If you can't say something nice, there's always adhesive.

Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle, who was fined $25,000 for criticizing referees earlier in the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, taped his mouth shut for laughs Sunday after the Mavs won, 121-109, to avoid being swept.

Carlisle segued into his shtick when someone in the postgame press conference asked him about the physical play. Who says prop comedy is dead?

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