So, after losing a point guard just before tip-off, the Raptors went out and lost by a point to the Atlanta Hawks. And although a miserable 3rd quarter may have had something to do with it (outscored by the Hawks 30-14) this will be remembered as yet another game where the Raptors were robbed by the refs.
For those who missed it, here’s how the last seconds of the game looked on TV:
And now that same sequence again, as seen by the referees:
Having already apologized to the Raptors twice this season for poor officiating, the NBA will likely issue another one. Or, to save time, they might just change the date on a previous apology and re-use it.
Memo to all NBA officials: we are perfectly capable of losing on our own. We don’t need your help.