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Watch: Raptors head coach whines about officiating after loss to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers may be inching back toward winning basketball after putting together back-to-back wins. They scratched out a win on Sunday against a Los Angeles Clippers team that had been red-hot, and on Tuesday, they survived a fierce battle against the Toronto Raptors.

The Lakers defeated Toronto in large part because they got to the free throw line quite often. They went 28-of-36 from the charity stripe while Toronto was just 8-of-13 in that category. The disparity in free throws was especially pronounced in the fourth quarter when L.A. was 19-of-23 on foul shots while the Raptors only got two such attempts.

After his team lost 132-131 to the Purple and Gold, Raptors head coach Darko Rajaković was livid about what he perceived as biased officiating.

While it is understandable he was livid, whether the Lakers deserved so many more free throws or not, he did make a hyperbolic statement when he said Scottie Barnes is “going to be the face of” the NBA.

Memo to Rajaković: While Barnes is a very good player (he had 26 points and six assists on Tuesday), he isn’t quite on that type of level.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire