Early on in Sunday’s Game 7 between the Raptors and Sixers, TNT announcer Kevin Harlan deemed the winner-take-all matchup one that “only a mother could love,” a reference to the horrendous shooting display the teams put on in the early going.

Somewhat surprisingly, Kawhi Leonard — arguably the best player of this postseason so far, who came into Game 7 averaging 34 points and shooting 57 percent for the series — was part of the lackluster shot-making for a considerable chunk of the game. The Toronto star logged an uncharacteristically high volume, taking 30 shots through three quarters,1making only 10.

But then came the fourth period, and with it Leonard’s miraculous game-winning shot that, by bouncing off the rim four times before falling into the basket, not only saved Toronto’s season, but also could set off a chain of events that may alter the NBA landscape.

via- Chris Herring

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