Dallas decries no-call in dramatic defeat

Carmelo Anthony's dagger 3 gives the Nuggets a controversial 3-0 series lead in Dallas

Originally Published: May 9, 2009
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- No one will remember how smoothly Dirk Nowitzki returned to the big stage. Or how Jason Kidd drilled his second buzzer-beater of the series at the third-quarter horn. Or how Nowitzki was feeling good enough on this Saturday night to come out of a fourth-quarter timeout mouthing the words to "Start Me Up" from the Rolling Stones as it blared over the American Airlines Center sound system.

The finish overshadowed everything else.

The finish to this Game 3 was so wild ...

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