Toronto lost tonight by a single point to the Los Angeles Lakers. After the game, Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic lashed out at the refereeing of the game:
“It is outrageous. What happened tonight is a real disgrace. Shame on the referees, shame on the league that allowed this. 23 free throws for them and we are allowed 2 free throws in the fourth quarter? How do you play the game? I understand, I have respect for all the stars in the league, but we have stars on our team too.”, the coach said in the post-match press conference.
“How is it possible that Scottie Barnes, who is an All-Star caliber player in this league, going every single time to the basket hard, trying to get to the basket without flopping and without trying to get foul calls, gets two free throws the whole game. How is that possible? How will you explain it to me? Were they supposed to win tonight? If so, let us know, we weren’t going to show up for the game. Just give them the win. It wasn’t fair tonight. It’s not the first time it’s happened to us. Scottie Barnes is going to be an All-Star, he’s going to be the face of this league. What’s happening here this season, I’m holding it back. It’s total crap.”