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The Mavericks claim they lost after the bizarre event of the season: "The referee didn't say a word." Kidd: "You can correct it, but you have to admit that there was a mistake." Doncic hinted at bribery

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A rather unusual event decided the early morning (Thursday) game between Dallas and Golden State, in which the champion won 125:127 for the Texans.

Kevin Looney of the Warriors scored the easiest basket of his career after a timeout in which the referees overturned a decision and apparently forgot to inform the Mavericks, who did not guard their basket at all and saw the visiting team score two points unimpeded.

Dallas owner Mark Cuban explained the extraordinary spectacle on Twitter after the game: "The umpire whistled a Mavs ball. The announcer announced it. Then there was a timeout, during which the umpire reversed the decision and at no point did he tell us. When they saw us stand up like it was Our ball, he just gave the ball to the Warriors. He didn't say a word to us. They made an easy basket that ridiculously ended a two-point game. Probably the worst umpire in NBA history. All they had to do was tell us, and they They didn't do it."

After the game it was reported that Dallas would file a complaint following the incident.

Each group will receive five days to collect evidence that will strengthen its claim, these will be delivered to Commissioner Adam Silver and he will have to make a decision on the matter.

It is important to note that the last time such a complaint was approved in the NBA was in January 2008. The main referee in the game, Sean Wright, claimed in an interview that the whistle was initially for Golden State's ball and the marking towards Dallas was actually about the timeout taken.

Mark Cuban.

The Mavericks lost? (Photo: GettyImages, Tim Heitman)

Meanwhile, Warriors coach Steve Kerr sent a sting when asked about the incident at the press conference: "It was the best move I made in a timeout this year. It worked brilliantly, the way we organized and confused them."

Later he added in a more serious tone, and no less confused: "I had to stop when I saw them on the other side and I thought, 'Isn't that our basket?' their".

Obviously, the Mavericks were much less amused, as the loss left them tied with the Lakers in 9-10 places in the Western Conference and a game and a half away from sixth-ranked Golden State, which, as I recall, is the lowest that guarantees a ticket to the playoffs.

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Steve Kerr with Jason Kidd (Photo: Reuters)

Mavericks coach Jason Kidd claimed that even referee Michael Smith must have thought it was a Dallas ball, given the fact that after the timeout he stood near its players on the other side of the court.

"There were quite a few people in the wrong place. It can be fixed, but for that you first have to admit that a mistake was made," Kidd said.

Luka Doncic, by the way, was even angry with the referees because they didn't whistle for a foul on him in the final seconds of the game, when he tried to score on Draymond Green without success.

The Slovenian signaled to the judges a movement of money with his fingers, meaning a hint of an alleged bribe.

Doncic, who returned from a two-week absence and scored 30 points along with 17 assists and 7 rebounds, said of the Warriors' much-talked-about basket: "I was surprised. I asked myself, 'What is this?'. I've never seen anything like this happen in my life."

  • sport

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  • Dallas Mavericks

  • Golden State Warriors

Source: walla

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