The Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-94, to close out the series and advance to their first ever NBA Finals in franchise history!
It was a game of ups and downs with the Raptors making a massive second half comeback to earn the win.
The team, the fans and the entire city of Toronto celebrated the victory in a big way, proving that it's more than just a hockey town.
Take a look at some of the sights and sounds from the Raptors' series-clinching win to reach The Finals!
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Before the clock hit zero, Kyle Lowry was already soaking in an incredible moment as he helped the franchise make history after seven seasons with the team.
And here's the video that brings that photo to life:
The pure joy in Toronto when Kawhi made those free throws 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NePOCjdTeO- ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019
Once the buzzer sounded, the fans that waited for 10 hours to get into Jurassic Park let loose.
T.O. WE LOVE YOU! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/xqnRS8UuxU- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 26, 2019
"Jurassic Park" celebration when the clock hit zero tonight and the @raptors became the Eastern Conference Champions (via @gauravkapoor08) pic.twitter.com/bx0Tp8BQ2z- Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 26, 2019
While inside the arena, the team and fans were having a celebration of their own. Of course, the Raptors' Global Ambassador and superfan Drake was hyped.
He also shared moments with head coach Nick Nurse and superstar Kawhi Leonard.
All smiles in Toronto 😄 pic.twitter.com/EetPvvasSq- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 26, 2019
😂😂 Raptors headed to the NBA FINALS! @Drake pic.twitter.com/yip21sA2Tp- Word On Road (@WordOnRd) May 26, 2019
But before the celebration really got underway, Kawhi Leonard made sure to give props to the battle he had with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Kawhi 🤝 Giannis pic.twitter.com/KmCMSGrnnn- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 26, 2019
The Raptors then got their chance to celebrate and hoist the Eastern Conference Championship Trophy. Leonard heard a loud eruption of rightfully deserved MVP chants from the home crowd.
MVP! MVP! MVP! pic.twitter.com/wQSzr3htfk- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 26, 2019
Leonard gave all the praise to his teammates but remains focused on the task at hand - trying to defeat the Golden State Warriors.
"It's still surreal to me right now." 🙌- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2019
Kawhi talks to EJ after the Raptors win the ECF. #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/3viajLboEY
Lowry got his chance to hold the trophy he's worked so hard for in trying to bring the Raptors to The Finals. He raised the trophy as red confetti rained down on him.
And he had nothing but praise for "the best fans in the world."
"Toronto has the best fans in the world!" #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/qvab3a5WKq- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 26, 2019
The trophy was last seen in a comfortable place, sitting on the chair in front of Kawhi's locker.
Rightful place pic.twitter.com/ZK4jtXTLpL- Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) May 26, 2019
It was a night that the team and the entire country of Canada will not forget for a long time.
Next stop - the NBA Finals.