With the game tied, Leonard's fadeaway shot left his hands with 0.3 seconds left on the clock.
As Kawhi fell away toward the baseline, his shot traveled over the outstretched arms of Joel Embiid then hit the side of the rim, then the front of the rim, then the other side of the rim, not once but twice, before trickling in.
It seemed as if all of the NBA was watching and waiting to see if Leonard's shot would fall, and when it finally did, the whole NBA came fast and furious.
It was like watching a game of Plinko influenced by both gravity and destiny. It was the biggest shot in Raptors franchise history.
Leonard scored 15 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of the Raptors' final 15 points. During a five-minute stretch late in the fourth quarter, Leonard was the only Raptor to score, leading them to an 87-85 lead in the process.
That's not even mentioning the fact that he hit the game-winning fadeaway shot from the baseline with time expiring over Embiid, when everybody knew he was going to take the last shot.
The bottom line is, the Raptors are advancing to the Eastern Conference finals because of Kawhi Leonard. No disrespect to DeMar DeRozan, but there is no way this squad gets past the Sixers in this second-round series with him instead of Kawhi.
The Raptors are now headed to their first conference finals since 2016, but awaiting them will not be LeBron James. Rather, it will be the closest thing the East has left to James in Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.