Five thoughts on last night’s Game 4: Raptors 101, 76ers 96

In a must-win Game 4, Kawhi Leonard came through — and he got just enough help from his teammates to even the series with Philadelphia That was one heck of a basketball game. Neither team had control for more than a minute or so at a time. Both defenses were locked in. Star players made clutch plays. Every rebound was a rock fight. Unheralded bench players made timely plays.
And the good guys won!
It was one of the biggest, most important games in Raptors history, and our guys came through. How awesome is that?
What a Shot
I don’t think these thoughts can start anywhere other than Kawhi Leonard’s game-breaking three pointer.

KAWHI NOT? pic.twitter.com/JD0cC6zVmb— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 5, 2019

What is there to say? That’s just an unbelievably huge, clutch, Sam-Cassell-dance-worthy bucket. And it’s such a Kawhi Leonard shot, too. Calmly navigates around the top. Gets his feet square. Rises, leans back — just enough to get away from Joel Embiid’s reach, not too much to make the shot too difficult — and sticks it. In about the highest pressure situation imaginable.
That’s what he’s here for.
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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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