Dallas Maverick PA announcer Sean Heath has been given a reprieve by the NBA after they lifted his two-game suspension, ESPN Dallas reports.

The Mavs' mic man had been hit with the ban following comments made on Twitter after their controversial defeat to the Golden State Warriors at the start of the month.

Heath tweeted the NBA directly, blaming referee Danny Crawford for missing a late goaltending call after Jermaine O'Neal blocked a Monta Ellis shot on the way down, although it took television replays to confirm the offence.

He also indicated that the decision added substance to why the league has a "reputation that the games are rigged."

This indiscretion led to him being handed a suspension, however the authorities have since retracted the ban completely and instead fined the Mavericks as a club.

NBA league spokesman Tim Frank confirmed in an email to an ESPN source that they have decided to deal with the matter as they have with previous offences.

"Several disciplinary options were discussed but ultimately we decided to be consistent with past practice on violations of game operations staff."

The $25,000 fine for the team and removal of the suspension means that the American Airlines Center will continue to hear it's regular voice on Saturday when the Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns in their last home match of the regular season.

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