Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio.
"Everybody's upset", said Norman Powell. "We're going to work on our habits this week and see what happens". It's not a good feeling. Looking ahead to a potential showdown with the Warriors, if the Cavs can slow down Golden State even a little bit, their shooting could keep things very interesting.
To be fair, if you put King James on any National Basketball Association team they could probably beat the Raptors. They weren't winning games with their defense any longer, instead they were pushed back miles away from the Cavs as they tried to execute a game plan that's always been far out of reach.
"It was a tough game for us". Us as players, we've gotta be ready for whatever.
"It's all Kyle Lowry's turtleneck's fault", one person wrote on Twitter about Kyle's appearance during the Raptors' final game of this season, while another added, "Why Kyle Lowry dressed like Wesley Snipes in New Jack City".
Casey "helped me be me, a better man, a better basketball player", said Lowry. "It was a good hard-fought game".
"Honestly, I haven't thought about the criteria". That was the result of it - a close game.
Coach Dwane Casey also wondered what might have been.
He's also notched five double-doubles, including a 41-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist triple-double in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers, and is averaging 32.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists this postseason. LeBron James scored 35 points in game 4 and ended his first 8 games averaging 34 points per game. Wall had seven points, three assists and two steals during the third-quarter spree that featured eight Celtics turnovers. "It's gong to take a Herculean effort to beat them".
Here's one: How do you measure 82 games of regular season success vs. a humbling playoff exit? Down 0-3, it's impossible to win, I guess (according to) the odds. It's incredible for somebody with that amount of mileage on him to be able to come back and seem faster and quicker that next year. "I wanted to be out there with my teammates and I wanted to play". So is forward Patrick Patterson.
Lowry is expected to opt out of his $12 million salary next season and enter free agency, where more money will be available. Yeah we fought tonight. "We are trying to keep up with the big boys".
After another unsuccessful attempt at taking down LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors face a summer of change.
For Valanciunas, coming close Sunday still sucked in a sweep. You look on the scoresheet after the game and he's still playing 42 minutes a game. "We understand how important it is to come in and get a win and get rest".
The Toronto Raptors have a lot of questions to answer in the next two months. There are decisions to be made by the Raptors' braintrust.
Cory Joseph, who started for the second straight game in place of an injured Lowry (ankle) had 20 points and 12 assists, while P.J. Tucker, who was draped all over James on the defensive end, finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
"Honestly, I wouldn't BS you guys".
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