Can we delay closing if the seller has removed a fixture from the house that was not in the contract or otherwise agreed upon?

Question Details: We are in the process of purchasing a home and at the time of contract there was a basketball hoop cemented into the ground. The sellers asked if they could take the hoop and we said that it is a fixture and we would like to keep it. So, it needed to stay. They decided to take the pole/ hoop down anyway. Our agent says that we cannot delay closing because of this and should close on time and just take them to small claims court after. We would like them to simply fulfill their end of the contract and put the pole/ hoop back before we close. Can we delay closing until this problem is taken care of?

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