The Raptors has lost eight consecutive playoff games to LeBron James-led Cavaliers.
Casey had wanted the Raptors to trap James in his own end.
Then, as he has done so many times, he ripped out Toronto's hearts with a probable series-and-season-ending dagger, a shot that belongs right at the top of so many in his remarkable career. He's 11-2 against Toronto in the past three postseasons. But there's no fast-tracking the process where you say, 'OK, let's try to end this thing so we can get some rest.' You do that, and you get a lot of rest.
"You can't fast-track the process", James said after shootaround Saturday morning.
"The level of difficulty of that shot is very hard", James said. The duo exchanged one of the best post-game-winner high-five and finger-pointing sequences you will ever see.
"Tie game. Down one, or whatever the case may be".
Lowry noted that the offence hadn't been bad at all through two games against Cleveland, and yet they were, staring at a daunting hole.
Still on a night when Toronto need to have all guns firing, DeRozan wasn't a factor with a 3-of-12 shooting night.
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Team Turnovers: 17 (18 PTS).
The Raptors are on their last chance to show some life in this series and will get their next chance on Monday, again in Cleveland, but James will be waiting for them.
Casey said his team played with "our trousers on fire defensively", but struggled to take care of the ball on offence.
After Jeff Green made just one free throw, Anunoby tied it up with his last-ditch shot.
Kevin Love recorded 21 points and 16 rebounds as fourth-seeded Cleveland defeated Toronto for the ninth straight time during the postseason. He inserted 6-foot guard Fred VanVleet and benched forward Ibaka, going with a smaller lineup to push the pace.
The unquestioned highlight of the first half, and maybe the entire playoffs, was Joel Embiid's huge dunk all over Aron Baynes off of a sweet dish from Ben Simmons. Well, in the third quarter we was able to lock down, more importantly, where we've kind of struggled in the past. Toronto attempted to trim the lead only to have Cleveland beat it back to lead by 14 going into the final quarter.
Seconds later, Marco Belinelli stunned everyone with a falling 22-footer in front of the 76ers bench as time expired that sent the game into overtime - and confetti mistakenly blasted from the cannon. Their ire was heightened when a potential three-point play - an Ibaka bucket and Cavs foul - was changed to no basket and a non-shooting foul after a loud protest by James.