With 2:36 remaining in regulation of the Game 1 matchup between the Raptors and the Wizards, Kyle Lowry fouled Bradley Beal in the act of shooting, and Beal crashed awkwardly to the floor.
It was Lowry’s sixth personal foul, and as he headed to the bench for good after being disqualified, Beal gave him a friendly wave goodbye.
Beal had a dismal game offensively, finishing just 6-of-23 from the field, so he had little reason to be talking. Lowry wasn’t much better, and finished 2-of-10 himself.
The contest was an ugly one, but it was competitive nonetheless. If we can get some personal battles going before the series is finished, the entertainment value will increase exponentially.