The Toronto Raptors seem to be doing a lot of soul-searching after being eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third year in a row.  For DeMar DeRozan, he said on Tuesday that this is the lowest feeling he has ever had.

“This is probably the toughest, most frustrating, difficult, lowest feeling I’ve had,” DeMar DeRozan said via ESPN. “You get to that point where you’re standing firm through everything and you feel like you can’t get knocked down again, and you realize you do get knocked back down again. It’s kind of the worst feeling.”

The series started to slip away after game one. They were up 10 points during the fourth quarter and had multiple chances to hit a game-winner as time winded down but they couldn’t get it done. Toronto ended up losing, 113-112, in overtime.

In Game 3 they had a chance again. They had an impressive comeback in the fourth quarter, but LeBron James closed out the game with a buzzer beater.

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By the time Game 4 rolled around, any confidence that the Raptors had was gone, and they really didn’t have a shot from the opening tip. At the end of the series, Kyle Lowry summed it up best:

“To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. We’ve continuously failed against the team that made the Finals the last three years.”

For the Raptors there are some rumblings that they might make a change at head coach, but the best chance might be to hope that LeBron James leaves for someone in the Western Conference this offseason.