(94WIP) The Toronto Raptors took the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series over the Philadelphia 76ers with a 92-90 victory in decisive Game 7 on Sunday night in Toronto thanks to a jaw-dropping Kawhi Leonard buzzer beater.
Leonard was once again sensational with 41 points, including the game-winner that rimmed in after he faded away in the corner with Joel Embiid contesting the shot as best as he could. The ball hit the rim four times.
For the Sixers, it's about as painful a loss as you can suffer. It sends them into an offseason filled with questions about the futures of head coach Brett Brown and pending free agents Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris.
Here are some of the postgame moments:
Kawhi Leonard lets loose
The typically stoic superstar yelled and may have even smiled when the shot rattled in.
An emotional Joel Embiid
In the post-game press conference, Embiid said: "I don't give a damn about The Process, and no, I'm not tired."
NBA stars were beside themselves on Twitter
Drake reversed his "curse"
The hip-hop star and Raptors superfan -- who has been accused of jinxing his favorite teams -- watched the game in Sixers shorts to try to turn his bad luck around. It worked.
Jimmy Butler says Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are going to do special things in the NBA
An emotional JJ Redick on why losing is so painful