It's funny how context changes everything.
If I were to ask you back in October, if you'd be happy seeing the Toronto Raptors take the Brooklyn Nets and their newly minted gigabillion dollar lineup to a Game 7 in the first round of the NBA playoffs, you probably would have said yes. At that time, the Nets were one of the favourites to dethrone the Miami Heat in the East, and the Raptors didn't look like a playoff team, let alone a top three seed.
Even though both teams have played to nearly a draw this series, and the Raptors are the less experienced group, a loss this afternoon will be hard to swallow. The Raptors were the higher seeded club, the bigger feel-good story league-wide, and had a 3 to 2 lead in the series going into Friday night's Game 6 match-up.
Unfortunately the Dinos couldn't close the deal, and now it all comes down to this, a one-shot deal, win or go home.