The decision the referees made on a contentious bucket during the Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors game on Wednesday drew criticism.

The Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors played in a major NBA game on Wednesday night. Not to mention that Mavericks star Luka Doncic was making his return following a five-game absence due to a thigh ailment. The discussion focuses on the officials’ decisions rather than the game itself. Yes, specifically one.

The on-court officials notified the Mavericks during their timeout in the third quarter that they would be in possession of the ball. Referees, however, changed their minds and permitted the Warriors to inbound.

Buckets don’t come much easier than this 💀

— Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) March 23, 2023

With this result, the Mavericks fell down to ninth place in the Western Conference with a 36-37 record. As for the Warriors, they sit in sixth with a 38-36 record. These standing are immediately after the Dallas-Golden State game went final on Wednesday night.