If Rick Carlisle was trying to prime the pump for referees to keep a closer eye on Oklahoma City's defensive tactics against Dirk Nowitzki , Thunder coach Scott Brooks smashed a volley back at the Mavericks on Sunday.

After Game 1, Carlisle had said that "people grab and hold" Nowitzki all the time. Brooks said simply that this is nothing new.

"Just go back to your quotes in 2011," Brooks said. "Come on, you can't be sucked into that. That's what he does. I roomed with him [Carlisle]. I know who he is."