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Jimmy Butler Ties Game With Layup, but Kawhi Leonard Sinks Game 7 Buzzer Beater

In an entertaining Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 7 between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors, two superstars made noise in the final twenty seconds. 

The game was at 90-88 with less than 11 seconds to go.

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard misses his second free throw, which was rebounded by Sixers guard Tobias Harris.

Harris eventually passed the ball to guard Jimmy Butler, who raced coast-to-coast upcourt and drove the ball to the boards, bounced off the glass and then to the rim a couple times and into the net, tying the game at 90. 

But it would come to the Raptors’ final possession. 

Leonard get the ball and penetrated it around the court, looking for someone or somewhere to shoot it. 

However with the time expiring, Leonard would heave his shot from the far wing. The ball would take only three or four bounces until it found its own way into the hoop. 

With the Scotiabank Arena crowd going crazy, the buzzer-beating shot propelled the Raptors the series win, eliminating the Sixers in seven games, 92-90. 

After winning the series, Toronto will face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

Game 1 between the Raptors and Bucks is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in Milwaukee. 

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