If there was anything Patrick Patterson is familiar with in Toronto that reminds him of Kentucky, it is tight late-game situations. Today, the Raptors found themselves with one. Down by one, Terrence Ross was able to throw the ball off of the Nets’ Paul Pierce. The Raptors had the ball for the final possession, but Kyle Lowry’s shot was blocked in the lane by Pierce, sealing the win and the series for Brooklyn with a 104-103 win.
Patterson, despite not starting, had a huge game. He helped lead a fourth quarter surge yet again, and brought the Raptors within four points with under a minute to go. Patterson finished the game with a total of 16 points and eight rebounds, shooting perfectly from the field (5-5) and the free throw line (6-6). Former Cat Chuck Hayes also chipped in a bucket and a pair of rebounds off the bench for the Raptors. After gaining a 3-2 series lead, it was a tough loss for the Raptors who were looking to advance to the second round against the Heat.