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SportsThese four photos of Kawhi Leonard watching his buzzer-beater are incredible

06:40  13 may  2019
06:40  13 may  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Is everyone done sleeping on Kawhi Leonard yet?

Is everyone done sleeping on Kawhi Leonard yet? LeBron James held the title for so long, at least nine years, that it’s hard to remember a time when the throne sat empty. Following a very mortal season in Los Angeles, however, it’s worth re-examining the greatest basketball player on the planet. These playoffs have provided compelling arguments for two players, in particular. One is obvious: Kevin Durant. He has been part of the conversation for five years and continues to set a new standard for 7-footers. Finally, it seems, there’s proper acknowledgement of his defense. The other has taken longer for most fans to get used to as a contender: Kawhi Leonard.

Kawhi Leonard hit an incredible buzzer - beater to win Game 7 on Sunday and these photos of him watching it with his teammates are too good. Kawhi Leonard hit one of the most dramatic buzzer - beaters in Sunday’s Game 7, as the ball bounced off the rim a few times before finally

By now you know Kawhi Leonard hit one of the craziest buzzer - beaters that gave the Toronto Raptors a 2-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers in These five photos of Kawhi Leonard watching his buzzer - beater are incredible . Video confirms reports of Chris Paul's attempt to sabotage Steph Curry.

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Kawhi Leonard hit one of the most dramatic buzzer-beater in Sunday's Game 7, as the ball bounced off the rim a few times before finally dropping through the hoop and giving the Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Sixers.

It was absolutely insane.

Leonard's buzzer-beater happened in front of his bench, as he drove to the baseline and hoisted his heroic shot. He crouched down low to see how the shot would turn out and it all led to some great photos of Leonard, his teammates, and Joel Embiid watching the shot.

Check out this first one.

Look at those hopeful faces locked in on that ball:

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Bruce Arthur: Raptors bring Claw and order with blowout win over Sixers in Game 5 “He has to come down eventually, doesn’t he?” That was the whisper in the halls before the game, from all sides. In Game 4, Kawhi Leonard bailed the Raptors out. The Philadelphia 76ers did, too. Every time Toronto needed to make a shot it felt like Kawhi created one, up to the big one at the end. And every time Philly needed a shot, it felt like they missed. Game 4 was an escape from a 3-1 deficit, balanced on impossibly broad shoulders. Imagine the potential consequences had the Raptors lost. Instead, Toronto had a chance to push the Sixers to the edge of elimination, and in Game 5 they looked like a weight had been lifted. Leonard was finally human, yes. It was jarring.

Leonard ’s buzzer - beater happened in front of his bench, as he drove to the baseline and hoisted his heroic shot. He crouched down low to see how the shot would turn out and it all led to some great photos of Leonard , his teammates, and Joel Embiid watching the shot.

On Sunday night, Kawhi Leonard beat the buzzer with a high-arcing, deep-in-the-corner jump shot that sent the Toronto Raptors past the Philadelphia Before Sunday, the most memorable buzzer - beater of these playoffs came in Game 5 of the Blazers-Thunder series, when Damian Lillard hit a 37-foot

Kawhi then crouched down to get a view:

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Embiid got a good look at it, too. As did a teammate:

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Then it was bedlam… and disbelief for Embiid:

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Those are some incredible photos from an incredible shot.

What a Game 7.

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It was a release for a fanbase and a city, and maybe a rallying point for a country and a sport. The days of the Raptors trying to work themselves into the conversation seem distant now. Times have changed. The country has changed. And the Raptors are going to the NBA Finals. The post Hamilton wins Monaco GP to extend lead over teammate Bottas appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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