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Choice cuts from Today's Media Availability: Casey, DeRozan and Lowry talk Game 5

What kind of questions do you think the Raptors got asked today? Let's see.

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We have it on good authority that Game 5 of the Raptors/Heat Eastern Conference Semi-Final series is tonight. You may not want to watch it, but it is happening.

Now, I know this series feels like something of a fever dream. The quality of play has veered wildly between the poles of good and bad, key injuries have happened in quick succession, and three of the four games have gone into overtime (despite scoring totals that have just once crept above 100). At one point Kyle Lowry even hit a halfcourt heave at the buzzer and we've almost completely forgotten about it. It's been hard.

Anyway, today the media, confronted with the realities of this series and the incoming Game 5, asked the Raptors and Heat players some questions. Here are some quotes.

Here's DeMar DeRozan on his injured thumb:

And how about some philosophical Dwane Casey:

Meanwhile, Lowry is getting fired up:

And DeRozan is preaching patience and calmness:

Finally, just because, let's give Dwyane Wade, lead tormentor from the Miami Heat, the last word:

What more could possibly be said?

Game 5 starts in five hours.