Hundreds of local Toronto Raptors fans filled the stands at Ray Twinney Recreation Complex last night as "Jurassic Commons" moved indoors for Game 5 of the NBA Finals due to rainy weather, only to watch their team take a tough loss in the last few nail-biting moments of the game.
The Warriors gained an early lead, making most of their points by shooting with pinpoint accuracy from out in the three-point zone. They continued doing this during the game and the Raptors spent most of the evening trailing the Warriors by six to 12 points until the last half of the last quarter. With six minutes left, the Raptors started scoring and eventually lead the Warriors by three points with just minutes left in the game.
The crowd was energized and moved out of the bleachers onto the arena floor during a time-out. The Warriors fought back hard and flipped the three-point lead. With seconds to go, the Raptors seemed to be in the groove but it was for naught and ended up losing the game by one point. Final score: Warriors 106, Raptors 105.
Game 6 is Thursday at 9 p.m. and, weather permitting, you can watch it on the big screen at Jurassic Commons (Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons at 200 Doug Duncan Dr.).