The businessman, who owns the Texan franchise, made his angry release on his personal Twitter account. Dallas dropped two points to Golden State and went negative.
The Mavericks they lost by two points, 127-125, to warriors within American Airlines Center and they had a negative balance: 36-37. But an unusual situation caught the attention of the night with perhaps the easiest basket in league history. There was confusion in an arbitral decision and Dallas not defending an action Golden State.
The unusual situation occurred with just over a minute left in the third quarter of the game and became significant as the final score was the victory of warriors by two points, maybe that incredible play could have made the difference.
“I’m going to explain what happened. The umpire said it was Mavs possession. The PA announced. Then there was a timeout. During the timeout, the umpire changed his decision and didn’t tell us. Then when he saw that by the umpire. We were positioned as if we had possession, he gave the ball to the Warriors. Not a word to us. They had an easy basket. It’s probably the worst refereeing error in NBA history. All they had to do is tell us and we they no. There were only two umpires on the side of the court and we had 2 guys in the middle of the court going to the limit. The other umpire obviously thought it was our ball too.”, wrote Mark Cubanowner of Dallas MavericksOn Twitter.
Some media that covered the game live said that the unusual mistake was the Mavericks they messed up the hoop they had to defend after coming back from timeout. The truth is that they thought it was a decision in their favor and they would restart the game with one possession.
Dallas Mavericks 125-127 Golden State Warriors
American Airlines Center, Dallas
- luka doncicMavs: 30 points, 7 rebounds, 17 assists
- Stephen CurryWarriors: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists
Cover photo: Tim Heitman/Getty Images
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