Raptors Advance to East Finals with a Wild Buzzer-Beater in Game 7

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock

Toronto Raptors will be the ones facing Milwaukee Bucks in Eastern Conference Finals. This is a result of a wild Game 7 against Philadelphia 76ers which came to an end after Kawhi Leonard hit a wild buzzer-beater for 92-90 on the scoreboard in Toronto’s favor.

Raptors and 76ers both came to play on Sunday night and treated the fans with a highly exciting and nerve-wracking game. The score was tied 90-90 with 4.2 seconds remaining on the clock, and everything pointed out to overtime. Still, Toronto had the opportunity to inbound the ball in Philly’s half and a chance to run one last play.

The ball was inbounded to Leonard, who dribbled it to the far right corner and with less than a second remaining, managed to release a fadeaway show across the outstretched arm of 76ers’ center Joel Embiid. The ball bounced several times on the rim and then went in which launched Raptors’ players and fans into a crazy celebration.

Leonard’s shot was the first Game 7 buzzer-beater NBA history.

“It was great,” – said Leonard after the game. “That’s something I never experienced before — Game 7, winning shot. It’s a blessing to get to that point and make that shot and feel that moment, and it’s something I can look back on in my career.”

“It was crazy,”- added Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry. “It was one of those moments where it’s just like a real-life game winner, Game 7, like, count it down when you’re back home, and everyone was celebrating like that. It was a pretty awesome moment.”

Toronto Raptors will now travel to Milwaukee, where they will face the Bucks on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the East Finals.