The person running the Houston Rockets official Twitter account over did it Tuesday night.
Excited about the prospect of winning their first-round series against Dallas, the Rockets tweeted, "Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon." The tweet — since deleted — was sent out during Game 5 and included the emojis of a gun pointed at a horse, signaling the Mavericks' season was coming to an end.
Upon learning of the Rockets' harsh tweet after the game, the Mavs responded with a tweet of their own.
"@HoustonRockets Not very classy but we still wish you guys the best of luck in the next round," the tweet read.
"Our Tweet earlier was in very poor taste & not indicative of the respect we have for the @dallasmavs & their fans," the Rockets wrote from their official Twitter account. "We sincerely apologize."
With the series win, the No. 2 Rockets will now face the winner of the (3) Los Angeles Clippers-(6) San Antonio Spurs series, which the Spurs lead 3-2.
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