Raptors Game 5 viewing party heads to Mosaic Stadium

Raptors Game 5 viewing party heads to Mosaic Stadium

A general view during Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. A 37-point third quarter by Toronto -- with 17 of those coming from Leonard -- proved to be the difference in Game 4. A minority owner in the team, Stevens has been the center of controversy since he shoved Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The fourth quarter got off to a precarious start, with an unintentional flailing elbow from Shaun Livingston catching VanVleet on his return to the ground.

The Raptors guard soon headed to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion and receive seven stitches, according to ESPN's Doris Burke.

The Raptors can win their first-ever title in franchise history on Monday night at Scotiabank Arena.

"Kawhi's two big threes to start the half really, I thought, changed the whole feel for everybody", Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. Serge Ibaka added 20 in a stellar performance off the bench and Pascal Siakam had 19. Every game's a must-win for us.

Ibaka, who had totalled just 18 points in the first three games of the series, finished with his biggest playoff output since scoring 23 in the first round last season against Washington.

Green says they'll just be taking it one game at a time as they try to get back in the series.

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With it, in that case, so would Golden State's reign as National Basketball Association champions.

Grinding it out: Things improved for the Raptors inside the three-point line in the second quarter, as the team shot 39 percent from the floor in the quarter, but they still struggled from deep, going 0-for-7 from three. Leonard has 14 of Toronto's 17 points.

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"Hopefully by the next time you guys see me, I'll have it fixed". Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson each had 14 points to lead their respective teams at the break.

The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after Wednesday's 123-109 win. "It's not a good feeling right now, obviously, but we have been on both sides of it".

With almost three full days off between games, the two friends packed a tent along with groceries, a miniature portable grill and dry shampoo to get them through. But the Warriors' collapse that year was largely due to Andrew Bogut getting hurt in Game 5 and Draymond Green losing his cool and earning a one-game suspension.

Golden State's hopes of a third straight title are hanging by a most precarious thread. Kevon Looney tipped in a shot to give the Warriors an 11-point lead with 53 seconds left in the first.