Beal Game Winner, Lillard Missed Call

Grace Higgins | February 8th, 2020
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In a 119-118 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal made the game winning layup to give the Wizards their 18th win of the season.

After being snubbed from the All-Star game, Beal vowed to get the Wizards into the playoffs. They are now only three games out of the eight seed, which is currently occupied by the Orlando Magic. Beal is averaging 29.2 points and 6.3 assists per game; the most points per game average for a player to not be selected to the All-Star game.

Heading into the Mavericks matchup, Beal had at least 30 points for seven straight games, which included three 40-point performances. He finished with 29 points. Clearly the All-Star snub has motivated Beal to carry the Wizards, who are arguably the worst roster in the league, to the playoffs.

Damian Lillard continued his hot streak against the Utah Jazz last night, scoring 42 points on 8-of-14 shooting from three. The Portland Trailblazers lost to the Jazz because of a blatant missed call in the final seconds. As Lillard drove to the basket for the game winning layup, Jazz center and All-Star Rudy Gobert committed a clear goaltend on the layup attempt. The referees missed the call and the Blazers lost.

There is no debate to this. The call was clearly missed.

Lillard was livid about the no call. Taking to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the referees obvious missed call that could have wild ramifications on the Blazers season. The Blazers are now two-and-a-half games out of the eight seed, that is occupied by the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the feel-good story of the season, as their rookie guard is leading them to an unlikely playoff spot.

With the season winding down, the Blazers need all the help they can get to reach the playoffs. And referees missing obvious calls won’t help.

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