Report: Mavericks filed official protest of Saturday’s loss to Hawks

By Jesse Reed
December 12, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly filed an official protest of Saturday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, citing a “misapplication of the rules,” per Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The play that led to this protest occurred with just under 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, when John Collins nailed what proved to be the decisive shot. Stein elaborated on the specifics, noting the Mavericks believe the correct call should have been a jump ball with 9.7 seconds remaining.

You can see video of the play in question below:

It’s going to be fascinating to see what the NBA’s response is to this protest.