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Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beater wins Game 7 for Toronto Raptors against Philadelphia 76ers

Monday 13 May 2019 07:08, UK

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors shoots the game winning basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs 0:31
Kawhi Leonard sent the Toronto Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals with the final play of the game

Kawhi Leonard made the first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA history to earn the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 win in their decisive encounter with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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As time expired with the scores tied at 90, Leonard put up a fadeaway jump-shot from the right corner that bounced up and around the rim before finally dropping through the net.

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Leonard finished with 41 points and eight rebounds, and the winning shot came after Jimmy Butler tied the game on a layup with 4.2 seconds remaining.

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Team-mates swarmed Leonard along the baseline and the All-Star let out a scream as fans danced in the stands.

Leonard's shot was only the second buzzer-beater in a winner-takes-all game in the playoffs, following Michael Jordan's Game 5 winner for the Chicago Bulls against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 1989 postseason.

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Toronto advanced to face the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference final and will be attempting to reach their first NBA Finals in franchise history.

Jimmy Butler f the Philadelphia 76ers shoots a lay up to tie the game late in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs 1:38
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Click the video at the top of the page to watch Kawhi's historic shot, then click the clip directly above to view more top plays from Sunday night's Game 7 action.

The Raptors face the Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in the early hours of Thursday morning, live on Sky Sports Arena.

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