Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from another planet. The sort of moment that belongs in Space Jam. The Philadelphia 76ers were gobsmacked and eliminated in the cruellest way possible. Joel Embiid was in tears. Brett Brown was aghast. The Sixers were the first team in NBA Playoffs history to lose a Game 7 to a buzzer-beater.
Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, starting in Canada on Saturday evening. The Raptors overcame the Orlando Magic in five games to progress, while Philadelphia won four straight to beat the Nets after a disappointing Game One display.
On paper, the Sixers have everything you need to compete for a championship in 2019.
Philadelphia 76ers agreed a trade to acquire Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers, as confirmed by Sarah Todd.
Ben Simmons is the reigning Rookie of the Year and a probable All-Star. He attempted a rare pair of jump shots on New Year's Day.
Philadelphia have lost just nine games since the turn of the year. They are 20-21 against teams with a record over .500 for the season and boast a 20-10 home record.