NBA Finals 2019: Nick Nurse says he called late timeout to give Raptors a break

The Raptors had the slight 103-97 edge over the Warriors with 3:05 left in Game 5 on Monday when coach Nick Nurse decided to call a timeout.

The team’s dreams of winning its first NBA title were in reach, and after Kawhi Leonard scored 10 straight points, Nurse thought it was the right time to gather his players together.

“We just came across and just decided to give those guys a rest,” Nurse said of the timeout, via ESPN. “(We) just thought we could use the extra energy push.”

However, the Warriors appeared to be the ones to get a push. Klay Thompson hit a 3, which was followed up by another from Stephen Curry, then finally one more from Thompson to regain the lead.

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