- NBA finals 2019 will go a little longer after the Raptors blew the opportunity in winning the title
- The Raptors gave up a six-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose 105-106 to Golden State Warriors
- Though Raptors still lead the series at 3-2 but will need to win Game 6 in California in the coming days
NBA finals 2019 Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors ended in a 105-106 win for Stephen Curry and his teammates.
The Canadian based outfit failed to wrap the series up in Game 5 after surrendering a six-point lead with just over three minutes left when the scores was at 103-97.
Raptors were outscored 9-2 in the remaining minutes of the match with Klay Thompson and Curry scoring all nine points to take the series Games 6.
Nick Nurse's side will be heading back to California to play Game 6 as a win would guarantee their first ever NBA championship trophy.
"If you would have probably told me at the start of this thing, 'If we could fast forward to a 3-2 lead, you want to take it?'" Raptors coach Nick Nurse said after the game. "I would probably say yes."
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Raptors guard Fred VanVleet also admitted that his team failed to seal the title on home court: "We had a chance to win a championship tonight and we didn't do it.
"We didn't play well enough, we didn't execute enough down the stretch and that stings a little bit."
Despite being in control of the series, the worst thing that can happen to the Raptors is if they slip in Game 6, then the series will go into Game 7.
The Warriors are now set to be without Kevin Durant for the rest of the series following an achilles injury, which could prove costly as the Raptors still have two chances to finish off the title.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Warriors did well to hold out Raptors' main man Kawhi Leonard, but they never expected Siakam who started playing basketball at the age of 16, coming to the party.
Siakam scored 32 points in their 118-109 win over Stephen Curry's Warriors, to hold a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
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