Heartbreak at home: Raptors comeback falls short in Game 5

Heartbreak at home: Raptors comeback falls short in Game 5

Choking back tears, the Golden State Warriors general manager met with the media after his Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night to discuss Kevin Durant's injury.

Leonard dribbled down the floor and, seeing a double team, dished to VanVleet, who swung it to Lowry, who was set up for a corner three despite the fact the Raps only needed two points to win. Under NBA rules, teams can offer Durant a 4-year deal worth an estimated $164 million, while the Warriors, as his current franchise, can offer a "super-max" 5-year, $220 million contract.

If the Toronto Raptors and their fans were offered a chance for a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors before the series began, they would have jumped at it. Myers also said that he is willing to accept the blame for the decision to play Durant in Game 5.


Unfortunately for the Raptors, that team was the Warriors.

Rose, who used to play for the Toronto Raptors, also had a message for those who were outraged over the handling of Durant's injury. He managed 11 points in just under 12 minutes of floor time, shooting a flawless 3-for-3 from downtown. A Game 7, if necessary, would be Sunday night at Toronto. "We have an idea of how we're going to play and what our rotation will look like, and of course I'm not going to tell you that".

Aaron said she's always been a fan who watches more during the playoffs than the regular season.


And a few short moments ago, a visibly upset Bob Myers, Golden State's President of Basketball Operations, confirmed Durant had suffered an achilles injury and would be undergoing an MRI tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage. The Raptors now lead the series 3-2. "We had back-to-back ones there that we would have lost at the three-minute mark, and just felt the guys could use the extra energy push". "I was confident we would come down and play and make the right decisions and get a good shot".

What it all means is a Game 6 back at Oracle Thursday with the Raptors margin for error now down to just a game.

Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins ripped the fans after the game. "See what we did well, what we can do better", Raptors center Marc Gasol said. "I'm thinking this game and series pays respect to all the previous teams".


Instead, Durant can exercise his $31.5 million player option and return to the Warriors for the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season, much of which will likely be dedicated to rehabbing his injured Achilles.

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