After losing at home to the Los Angeles Lakers last night, Darko Rajakovic’s Raptors lost their advantage at the end of the game due to the large number of free throws given to their opponents.
On the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers won against the Toronto Raptors with a short header (132-131) at home, thanks especially to Anthony Davies’ 41 points. A defeat for the Raptors, who won against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco a few days ago. At the press conference held after the game, the coach of the 2019 NBA champion was angry with the referees.
Raptors HC Darko Rajakovic was nervous in the postgame presser as he was unhappy with the Lakers’ 23 free throw attempts in the 4th quarter. pic.twitter.com/1xvoXrUM6k
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“It’s a shame. It’s a shame the referees and the league let this happen. 2-of-23 shooting in the last quarter… How are we going to play?” Released Serbian, who was hired by the Canadian franchise in June 2023. “Were the Lakers supposed to win tonight? If that’s the case, let us know we’re not going to play. Just give them the victory,” he continued.
As a matter of fact, while the Raptors were ahead 89-88 at the beginning of the last quarter of the game, the Lakers made 23 free throws against 19 successful shots. The top scorer of the match, Anthony Davis, scored 13 of the 14 goals he scored.