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Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam Get Very Honest After Raptors Lose To Celtics

Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam Get Very Honest After Raptors Lose To Celtics

Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam Get Very Honest After Raptors Lose To Celtics

The Toronto Raptors lost Game 2 of their Eastern Conference second round series against the Boston Celtics 102-99.

Staring down an 0-2 hole, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam got very honest about how things got to this point and where they go from here.

“We’re pretty pissed right now, we’re down 0-2,” Lowry said.

“This is not a situation we’d like to be in… But all we’ve gotta do is get 1 game and take it 1 game at a time.”

Lowry has really struggled to find his shot in this series, and that is a big reason why his squad is down. In the first game he shot five-of-12 from the field. On Tuesday night he was somehow even worse – five-of-16. The Raptors star also missed all his three-pointers.

For his part, Lowry understood that shot making would be vital to any potential comeback.

“I mean Marcus Smart made five straight threes,” he continued.

“That’s one that’s just, it’s tough, it’s tough, he got five threes. We played a well-energized game, we just didn’t close it out. We just didn’t finish the game defensively as we should have.”

Siakam hasn’t fared much better. In the first game, he went five-of-16 from the field. In Game 2, that number ticked up to six-of-16 shooting.

“I just feel like we had pretty good shots, but they weren’t going in,” he said after the game.

When Kawhi Leonard left for the Los Angeles Clippers this past summer, there was some talk about Siakam possibly stepping up and partially filling his shoes.

Obviously that hasn’t come to fruition.

Despite Siakam’s struggles, Lowry still has plenty of faith in the 26-year-old.

“We just tell him our confidence is in him,” Lowry said.

“We know how good he can be and how dominant of a basketball player he can be. He has to figure it out and make some shots. If he makes some shots it’s a different game. It happens sometimes.”

Game 3 between Toronto and Boston is set for Thursday. It is a must-win situation for the defending champions. No team has ever gone down 3-0 in a seven-game series and come back to win it.

Will the Raptors be able to bounce back? Time will tell.

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