Kyrie Irving-less Dallas Mavericks faced a two-point home loss against Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in the NBA 2022-23 regular season. A rare incident in the game has left everyone amazed as the home side defended the wrong side of the court and gave the Dubs a free bucket.
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Despite Luka Doncic's game-high 30 points with 17 assists, and seven rebounds and Jaden Hardy's 27-point game, Dallas Mavericks lost their second consecutive match and dropped down to the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings.
With 1:54 remaining in the third quarter of the Mavericks and Warriors game, Dallas came to defend after the time-out while Steve Kerr's side took the throw-in attempt. However, the home side decided to stand at the wrong basket, giving away free points to the Warriors.
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For the Warriors, Jonathan Kuminga dropped team-high 22 points from the bench while Steph Curry made 20 points and 13 assists in the win against the Mavericks.
Mark Cuban calls out the officials for Mavs loss
Dallas Mavericks majority owner Mark Cuban expressed his dissent with the officials' decision for this play as the Mavericks lost by just two points. Mark took to his official Twitter handle and explained his part of the story, "The ref called Mavs ball. The announcer announced it. Then there was a timeout. During the time out the official changed the call and never told us. Then when they saw us line up as if it were our ball, he just gave the ball to the warriors. Never said a word to us. They got an easy basketball."
While it was a frustrating home defeat for the Mavericks, Mark Cuban didn't hold back against the 'worst officiating' mistake. He wrote, "Crazy that it would matter in a 2 point game. Worst officiating non call mistake possibly in the history of the NBA. All they had to do was tell us and they didn't."
Meanwhile, the Mavericks will next host Charlotte Hornets on Friday before traveling to the Spectrum Center to face the Hornets again on Sunday.
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