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Fans heartbroken after Raptors loss at Vancouver viewing parties

Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 at 12:14 am PDT

Toronto Raptors' viewing party at Brewhall in Vancouver. (Isabelle Raghem, CityNews)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) —┬áIt could have gone either way at Jurassic Park tonight, but it looks like the Toronto Raptors will be playing in a game 6 for the NBA finals.

Fans were glued to the play-by-play, since it really did go down to the last few seconds, and the result wasn’t what the crow was looking for.

The atmosphere was electric. Everyone was on their feet watching the final shot sail through the air, and then, the crowd let out a loud groan — one person even screamed. It was heartbreak.

Fans went home disappointed, but they aren’t giving up on the Raptors yet.

“We almost had it. The fourth quarter was just back-and-forth, it was pretty amazing. Looking forward to the next one now,” said one fan.

“It is what it is, I think they’ll still win Game six,” said another.

About 600 people gathered to cheer on the Raptors in their quest for an NBA Championship in Richmond at the River Rock Casino.

In Vancouver, staff at the Brewhall estimated about 350 excited fans cheering on the Toronto team.

Follow the play-by-play of Game 5 here: