Cuban says he was hit with something in loss

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he was struck in the face

by an unknown object during Thursday night’s playoff game against

the Portland Trail Blazers.

Cuban told reporters afterward he did not know what the object

was, and he was unhurt by it. He also praised the security at the

Rose Garden.

Cuban, who was sitting in the crowd behind the Mavericks’ bench,

was interacting with fans who were booing him late in the game.

The Trail Blazers won 97-92. Dallas leads the first-round

playoff series two games to one.