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Kyle Lowry does not believe that fatigue cost the Toronto Raptors the victory in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.

The leader of the Raptors did not use the fact that his team spent a lot of energy to tie the series (2-2) as an excuse for the heavy loss in Game 5 (111-89).

“Nope. Just didn’t play well enough. Every single game is a different game… It’s the playoffs. You learn from it, make adjustments, and continue to grow.

Right now we’re on the brink of elimination, so we’re literally fighting for our lives on the basketball floor. It’s win or go home,” Lowry told reporters.

Lowry and the Raptors know their season is on the line in Game 6, which will take place on Wednesday.