Dwane Casey saw it as everyone did.
He looked out to see his Raptors struggling and lacking any large measure of fire, and it was as if the cumulative impact of a difficult couple of weeks caught up them all at the same time.
They are sick and they are tired and they are beaten up, so what happened at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night could not have come as a big surprise.
Held scoreless for almost six minutes at the start of the fourth quarter, the Raptors finally capitulated to a large measure of fatigue and were soundly beaten, 114-102, by a group of bigger, faster, stronger, fresher Golden State Warriors.
"I see fatigue," Casey said succinctly and correctly about what had transpired in the game. "I see mental and physical fatigue a little bit."
Toronto Raptors fall to Golden State Warriors
Toronto Star | Jan 29