For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the NBA Finals.
It wasn't easy though.
The franchise, leading 3-2 in the Conference Finals and playing Game 6 at home, were down by 15 against the Milwaukee Bucks with 2:18 left in the third quarter but the team rallied back in style.
The Raptors went on a furious 26-3 run which was capped off by this emphatic leftie dunk by Kawhi Leonard over Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It all began with Kyle Lowry stealing the ball from Khris Middleton. Leading the fastbreak, Lowry then slowed it down and then handed it off to a charging Leonard.
The dunk sent NBA Twitter in a frenzy:
SERIES OVER. KAWHI LEONARD IS A RAPTOR 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/9rdzZYwkT1- Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) May 26, 2019
It even got an epic reaction out of franchise ambassador Drake:
Drake went crazy for Kawhi 😂#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/2zz3sDF3Zn- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2019
Big time pass Lowry what a dunk Kawhi #HuluHasLiveSports#HuluSellout#NBAPlayoffs#Ad@Hulu pic.twitter.com/WYWRrr94on- Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) May 26, 2019
In the span of two playoff series, Leonard has managed to feature in two of the most historic moments in Raptors' playoff history:
Kawhi is not real. 2 most iconic moments in Raptors history. The shot. The dunk.- Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 26, 2019