Dallas Mavericks officially protest their loss to the Golden State Warriors. What’s next?

The Dallas Mavericks plan to file a formal protest of their 127-125 defeat at the hands of Golden State Warriors on Wednesday to the NBA.

The loss was crucial as the Mavs are fighting for playoff positioning and currently find themselves in the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The Mavs are filing the grievance due to a sequence in the third quarter where the Warriors scored an unguarded bucket because the Mavs were at the other end of the floor.

The Mavs and owner Mark Cuban claim the referees signaled it was Mavs ball then changed it during a timeout without informing the Mavs and that’s why their players were not under the correct basket.

Referee Sean Wright spoke to the Athletics Tim Cato after the game explaining they never signaled Mavs’ ball and instead they were signaling for a Mavs timeout.

Dallas has five days to provide evidence to the NBA who then has five days to make an official ruling. If the Mavs are successful the game would be replayed from that moment.