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

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

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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