What people are saying about the Raptors’ heartbreaking loss
Pretty much all of Toronto was watching Game 5 of the NBA finals last night, in which a win would have clinched the series for the Raptors. In the last minutes of the game, the Raptors went on a tear, our hearts were full, Toronto collectively stopped breathing. But the Warriors managed to inch ahead by one measly point before the final buzzer. The Raps still have two more chances to redeem themselves—but Twitter, naturally, was inconsolable.
We have a sneaking suspicion that Drake will release more music in the future, regardless of whether the Raps win the title:
— Hutch (@Hutch22I) June 11, 2019
Maybe the loss was divine punishment?
what happened yesterday was karma, you cheered on a man getting hurt and God was like “Devil, give it to them” so next time can y’all just act fucking Canadian. #TorontoRaptors
— T.B.T (@tracytenywa) June 11, 2019
Sometimes swearing is an act of catharsis:
— Trama (@Trama70602212) June 11, 2019
Some fans believe Nick Nurse’s last-minute time-outs cost the Raptors some of their momentum in the final moments of the game:
His team was on a run and Nurse treated his timeouts like they were discount codes that had an expiration date
— Zito (@_Zeets) June 11, 2019
CP24 anchor Brandon Gonez is still feeling the hurt:
Anyone else still feeling down after last night’s game? ?#WeTheNorth
— Brandon Gonez (@brandongonez) June 11, 2019
The Raptors loss makes for a sad panda:
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) June 11, 2019
Bandwagon fans don’t know why exactly they care, but they really, really do:
idek why am i crying when idgaf about this team, i just want to see Kawhi smile and laugh genuinely ☹️☹️☹️ #WeTheNorth
— ? (@thyeuphoria) June 11, 2019
Comedian and recording artist Lil Duval seems to have forgotten about the War of 1812:
Whew i can’t even front that shit felt Canada was about to defeat America ?
— lil duval (@lilduval) June 11, 2019
Sometimes it’s not so much that someone wants the Raptors to win, but rather that they want the Golden State Warriors to lose. Call it the New England Patriots effect:
I’m sick for you #Raptors fans Kawhi was cooking the momentum was swinging and this man Nick Nurse took a timeout you never give Golden State a chance to regroup.!!!!
— DAWG POUND (@Steelcity330) June 11, 2019
This user knows how the rest of Canada feels:
— Rob Maguire (@RobMaguire) June 11, 2019
And yet, the city remains ever confident—and Canadian (look at that self-censored swear word).
We'll win on Thursday.
— Paul Frank (@pwgfrank) June 11, 2019
Then, of course, there are the Kyle Lowry shot memes (most of them probably made before people saw that Lowry’s shot was tipped by Draymond Green):
— Free Kevin Durant (@knicksszn_) June 11, 2019
— N2theSwamp (@swamp_fox81) June 11, 2019
— IM’THAT! (@stbdchris) June 11, 2019
— IG: Hideyogranny_ (@Eliboat_) June 11, 2019
— The King Curt (@K1NGCURT) June 11, 2019
— Dylan (@DylansRawTake) June 11, 2019