The Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in franchise history after an improbable series-clinching buzzer-beater from All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, who finished with a game-high 41 points.
From LeBron James to Damian Lillard, there was a widespread reaction to Leonard's shot as it set the basketball world ablaze.
NBA Twitter Reacts
Dirty https://t.co/BtDRQJz9vc- Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) May 13, 2019
WoW! 🤚🏾 you got the juice now!- DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 13, 2019
🖐🏾- Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) May 13, 2019
Wow 😳 #NBAPLAYOFFS- Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) May 13, 2019
He really like that! #IE- Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) May 13, 2019
KAWHI🔥- Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) May 13, 2019
🖐🏾‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️🗣- LeBron James (@KingJames) May 13, 2019
Oh my goooooodness!!!- Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) May 13, 2019
Pictures are worth 1,000 words.
For a better perspective on the difficulty of Leonard's shot and the ranges of emotions as it sailed through the air as well as once it bounced in the rim, take a look at some of the best photos from the moment.
Kawhi Leonard is CLUTCH.#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/CBcyrq8a9a- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 13, 2019
REDEMPTION. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/ip8uSWxCaC- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 13, 2019
Just like being back on the driveway. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/oYlZsVIwEm- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 13, 2019
Kawhi walks us through the final moments leading up to his incredible Game 7 game-winner! #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/5iD1injLg1- NBA TV (@NBATV) May 13, 2019
"Looked like it was going in the whole time to me."- NBA TV (@NBATV) May 13, 2019
Nick Nurse on that last shot from Kawhi Leonard.#NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/J5SwBJA9pV