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Ranking the best plays from 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinals between Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers

When you think of the 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, your mind will always be drawn to one play.

Kawhi Leonard's shot became the first Game 7 buzzer-beating game-winner in NBA history, and the way the shot went down makes it all that much more memorable.

But there were plenty of other highlights and big plays throughout the series that will forever be overshadowed by one of the clutchest shots in NBA history.

Our friends over at TSN and Sportsnet are replaying each game from the Raptors' playoff run, and the first game of this historic series starts on Wednesday night.

Take a look at some of the other top plays you may have forgotten throughout a back-and-forth battle between Toronto and Philly.

7. Kawhi Leonard dunks on Joel Embiid - Game 5

Game 5 will re-air on Sportsnet and SN1 on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET

Nothing like a nice posterizing dunk.

Leonard didn't get much of a running start here, but he didn't need one. Rising up off two feet with Embiid making the late decision to contest, Kawhi dunked all over the 76ers' All-Star centre in a decisive Game 5 victory for the Raptors, taking a 3-2 lead in the series.

6. Joel Embiid's windmill - Game 3

Game 3 will re-air on Sportsnet and SN1 on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET

This was symbolic in the moment, as Embiid's windmill through the lane served as an exclamation point in the 76ers' blowout win over the Raptors in Game 3.

The All-Star centre acted as a flying plane, celebrating all over the court in front of a rocking Wells Fargo Center crowd. Embiid dominated Toronto to the tune of 33 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to give Philly a 2-1 lead in the series.

5. Kyle Lowry's steal leads to Pascal Siakam's layup - Game 7

Game 7 will re-air on Sportsnet and SN1 on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. ET

A classic example of a play that gets overlooked by Leonard's game-winner.

Leading by only two points with under two minutes to go, Lowry comes up with one of the most clutch hustle plays of his career. His helpside steal led to a tough finish by Siakam in transition, giving the Raptors a comfortable lead with just over a minute remaining in the series.

4. Jimmy Butler's clutch layup - Game 7

Game 7 will re-air on Sportsnet and SN1 on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. ET

Another example of a play in that Game 7 that gets overlooked.

It would be a great trivia question to ask who the player was that scored the game-tying bucket leading up to Kawhi's game-winner.

Butler got going downhill in transition and had no intentions of passing up the potential game-tying shot. He fearlessly attacked Serge Ibaka at the rim, finishing through some contact to tie the game.

3. Joel Embiid's game-sealing layup - Game 2

Game 2 will re-air on TSN on Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. ET

After dropping Game 1, the 76ers needed a win in Game 2 to avoid heading back to Philly winless.

The 76ers led by as much as 26 points in the contest but the Raptors wouldn't go away, cutting the deficit to just one point with 30 seconds to go. Embiid stepped up when his team needed him most, using a crafty spin move and upfake to fool Marc Gasol, finishing what would be the game-sealing layup to hold off Toronto's comeback.

2. Kawhi Leonard's clutch 3 - Game 4

Game 4 will re-air on TSN on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET

Just another ridiculously clutch moment from Leonard in this series.

Kawhi already had a game-high 36 points and had scored the last four points for the Raptors. With a one-point lead and just over a minute remaining, Leonard pulled up a 3-pointer despite being nearly double-teamed by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons ... nothing but net.

Who knows how this series could've changed if Kawhi didn't knock down this shot. The 76ers held a 2-1 lead and were gaining momentum on the Raptors. If Leonard misses, Philly has a chance to take the lead on the next possession and potentially go up 3-1 in the series. But Kawhi did hit the shot, giving Toronto a four-point lead that they wouldn't surrender to tie the series at 2-2 heading back to Scotiabank Arena.

1. Kawhi Leonard's shot - Game 7

Game 7 will re-air on Sportsnet and SN1 on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. ET

The ball bounced on the rim four times in what felt like an eternity as the Scotiabank Arena crowd stood in silence waiting to see if the shot was going to drop. As soon as it fell in, we were left with a moment that will never be forgotten.

The first Game 7 game-winning buzzer beater in NBA history.

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