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Coach rips team, and Mavs go on tear

Carlisle's tirade helps Dallas sustain momentum over Houston, 121-103

Updated: November 11, 2009, 2:16 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- For a guy whose team rolled to a 121-103 win, Rick Carlisle wasn't in a real good mood late Tuesday night.

Shoulda seen him at halftime.

After the Houston Rockets roared to 61 points in the first half, Carlisle unleashed a tirade that Dirk Nowitzki compared to some of Avery Johnson's antics in the home locker room at the American Airlines Center.

Carlisle booted a blue laundry bin -- "Almost broke his toe," Dirk said -- then tried to pick it up and toss it. The usually ...

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