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Toronto Raptors fans show joy, sorrow during Game 5

Toronto Raptors fans show joy and sorrow while watching their favourite team on Monday during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Raptors lost to the Golden State Warriors 106-105.

For fans, the mood changed as Toronto's basketball team loses on home turf

Toronto fans spent Monday evening celebrating the game's best moments, then mourning as the tide changed when the Raptors faced the Golden State Warriors on home turf in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. 

Golden State edged Toronto 106-105 to slice the Raptors' lead in the NBA Finals to 3-2. The best-of-seven series heads back to Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., for Game 6 on Thursday.

Here are some visual highlights of people caught up in highs, then the lows, of Game 5.  

This Toronto Raptors fan is dressed for success at the outdoor viewing area called Jurassic Park, prior to the start of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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A fan gives a Raptors growl of support at Jurassic Park.

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These fans show their support with Raptors logo tattoos at Scotiabank Arena.

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Despite the rain, fans cheer at Jurassic Park as Game 5 gets underway.

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Excitement builds as the Raptors keep scoring. 

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A group of fans near Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square watch the game outside a restaurant that plays the audio through external speakers to the crowd outside. 

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Tension builds in Jurassic Park. 

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Fans sense the game has turned.

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Fans look dejected outside the Scotiabank arena, as the Raptors lose to the Warriors by one point.

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Some of fans take the loss hard.

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As the game ends, fans slump inside Scotiabank Arena. The next game takes place in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday. 

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