Poll question: Did Pau Gasol foul Hedo Turkoglu?
Surely there were many areas that contributed to the Lakers' 106-105 loss to the Toronto Raptors, beyond controversial officiating calls.
I noted in an earlier post that the Lakers presented problems Sunday that need to be corrected regardless of the outcome. But I'll admit the call involving Pau Gasol's foul on Toronto's Hedo Turkoglu was a head-scratcher, especially since the play took place in the final seconds of the game.
Gasol certainly took issue with the call, telling reporters afterward, "I don't think I pushed him. The momentum carried him to fall like that. It was a questionable call. I don't think I pushed him at all. My arm was on his back, but I never pushed him."
Watch the highlights for another look. The play in question begins at the 1:25 mark.
I certainly recognize that this poll is really preaching to the choir here. But I'm curious to see to what degree Lakers fans disagree with the call. More importantly, I'd like to read your overall take on the call itself in the comments section below.
-- Mark Medina
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