John Wall, Bradley Beal: Referees Missed Calls in Game 1 Loss vs. Raptors

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal #3 look on from the bench during a timeout against the Toronto Raptors during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 14, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bradley Beal;John Wall

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The Washington Wizards had a chance to steal the initial game of their first-round series against the top-seeded Toronto Raptors, but they ultimately suffered a hard-fought 114-106 loss on the road.

A couple of their players feel the result may have been different if not for the officiating.

Washington star John Wall revealed he was told the referees missed some calls during the game, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk:

“If I get calls or not, just try to finish plays. That is all I really can do. I think a couple of them [in Game 1] that I did get fouled on, they came to me at halftime and said they [an official] missed two or three of them. I rather you not tell me about it. Just like the Last Two-Minute Report, I rather you not tell me about [fouls that were missed]. Me as a player, I got to do a better job of not worrying about fouls and contact and just try to finish my plays like I usually do in the past.

Bradley Beal, per Youngmisuk, voiced similar thoughts:

“They hold and grab a lot. That is something that will be a different story tonight. Just making sure that I am constantly moving, making them tired, especially when they put Kyle [Lowry] on me, just tire him out as much as possible.”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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April 17, 2018 at 12:26PM

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