1. I didn't want just that.
2. I hit only the ball.

It's not that I don't understand the meanings of examples 1 and 2, but that I'm not very clear whether it's correct to analyze "just" and "only" as modifying the direct object "that" in examples 1 and 2.
I think that, as adverbs, "just" and "only" modifies "that", but since I can't find any explanation that adverbs can modify direct objects, I'm not sure about my analysis.

Would you help me out?

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