Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater was the best thing that’s ever happened to the Raptors

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In his first season, Leonard’s made the most memorable moment in Raptors history.

The Toronto Raptors’ blockbuster summer trade for a one-year rental of Kawhi Leonard was validated on Sunday night as the team’s leading scorer roamed the arc, stepped to the side and launched a prayer ahead of the buzzer and over Joel Embiid to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-90. The Raptors are headed to the conference finals to play against Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks.

Here was the shot, which was so dramatic it almost felt scripted. The ball hit the front end of the rim, and danced along the edges until finally falling through the net in the longest fractions of a second Canadian basketball’s ever seen.

Any leftover grumbles over Toronto parting ways with its former star, DeMar DeRozan, have to be put to rest now that Leonard not only knocked down one of the biggest shots in franchise history, but carried his team along the way. He scored 41 points on 16-of-39 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. He was the clear source of offense all game, up and through the final seconds. The rest of Toronto’s roster deferred to him in the clutch.

This is why Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players on the planet, and why choosing talent over culture is wise, although it’s painful. This memorable moment was not just a win in the short-term, it’s one in the long-term, too.

Look at this emotion!

Could this just be the beginning for the Raptors’ superstar, Kawhi?


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C.J. McCollum proved it doesn’t always have to be Lillard Time

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Portland’s other All-Star guard, C.J. McCollum, scored 37 in a decisive Game 7 win in Denver

The general consensus among basketball fans when the Trail Blazers forced a Game 7 against the Nuggets was that in order to emerge victorious and punch their ticket to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 19 years, Damian Lillard had to be more than spectacular.

He had to go for 50, hit a side-step buzzer beater from 40 feet out, defy physics contorting his body on relentless rack attacks and light the Nuggets up like never before. Lillard would have to carry the entire city of Portland on his back if his team was going to get a win against this Denver team.

But after the Trail Blazers squeezed out a 100-96 victory, coming back from 17-point second-quarter deficit despite a 3-of-17 shooting performance from their All-Star point guard, it has become clear that it doesn’t always have to be Lillard Time.

C.J. McCollum deserves his own prime time slot, too.

Big Play C.J. dazzled, one trap-splitting crossover after another, sandwiched between step-back jump shots and flat out ridiculous finishes at the rim. His best play of the game didn’t even come on the offensive end: It was a LeBron James-like chase-down block on Jamal Murray, a play that kept the momentum in Portland’s favor in a hostile Denver environment.

In all, McCollum finished with 37 points on 59-percent shooting from the field. Only one of his 17 made field goals were threes. McCollum was a tactician all game, the meticulous mid-range scorer Portland leaned on to take down a Denver team that gave them a run for their money.

Lillard finished with just 13 points. After averaging 27 points through the first six games of the series, he just didn’t have it in him for Game 7. This was a team he carried a good portion of the regular season, and absolutely put on his shoulders in Portland’s first-round series against Oklahoma City.

But on this day, in what could be the biggest Trail Blazers game of this era to date, McCollum picked up the slack. For Portland, this is a development. The Trail Blazers just puled off an incredible win with one of Lillard’s worst performance in his playoff career. With help from Zach Collins, Evan Turner and Mo Harkless, Portland took down the West’s second-best team on their own home floor.

Now, they’ll have all the momentum in the world carrying over to the Western Conference Finals against Golden State, and the Warriors look as human as ever with Kevin Durant out for an extended period of time with a right calf strain. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry look as deadly as ever, but the defending champs don’t have the depth they once boasted in the pre-Durant era.

The Trail Blazers, in this series, have proven worthy contenders for the Warriors’ crown. It doesn’t only have to be Lillard Time. C.J. McCollum can carry his load, too


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Politics: Former defense secretary Gates says it’s not ‘case closed’ on Russian interference

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On CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Gates pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for the country to move on from the Mueller report.

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: US war against Iran ‘impossible’, claims Iranian general

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Revolutionary Guards commander says presence of US aircraft carrier in the Gulf does not pose threat

The deployment of a US aircraft carrier to Iran’s regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part of a plan to intimidate Iran, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen Hossein Salami, told a closed-door session with parliamentarians in Tehran on Sunday.

The IRGC commander said a US war on Iran was impossible, claiming the US lacked the military strength.

Related: Iran nuclear deal: what has Tehran said and what happens next?

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Deutsche Welle: DW.com – Europe: Moscow chief rabbi: Europe is ‘forgetting the past’

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Anti-Semitism and far-right extremism are rising, while minorities’ religious freedoms are being limited, says Pinchas Goldschmidt, who heads the Conference of European Rabbis. He fears for Jews’ very existence.

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Deutsche Welle: Opinion: US-Iran escalation a threat, but war unlikely

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The world is on edge over heightened tensions between the US and Iran. But that doesn’t mean military confrontation is imminent, writes Rainer Hermann of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Schumer urges Pompeo to warn Putin against any more election interference

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, penned a letter on Sunday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead the cabinet member’s planned trip to Russia in which he urged Pompeo to warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that any attempts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election “will be met with an immediate and robust response.”


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @anders_aslund: Giuliani’s contacts in Ukraine are identified as Gennady Kernes, Pavel Fuks & Vadim Rabinovich. All three are considered…

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Giuliani’s contacts in Ukraine are identified as Gennady Kernes, Pavel Fuks & Vadim Rabinovich. All three are considered involved in organized crime by the FBI & not allowed to enter the US. Why does Giuliani focus on organized criminals? Presumably because they have to pay more


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @mikercarpenter: After failing to get a foreign power to do his political dirty work, Rudy throws a fit. Perhaps he’ll have better luck…

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After failing to get a foreign power to do his political dirty work, Rudy throws a fit. Perhaps he’ll have better luck in Moscow (not a joke). vox.com/policy-and-pol…


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Rep. Jerry Nadler: “We’ve come to a very sorry state when it’s considered okay for an American politician — never mind an att…

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Rep. Jerry Nadler: “We’ve come to a very sorry state when it’s considered okay for an American politician — never mind an attorney for the president — to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics.” pic.twitter.com/OPIjjLL06F


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @nytimes: George W. Bush dodged it. Barack Obama refused it. But on Monday President Trump will grant Viktor Orban, Hungary’s far-right…

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George W. Bush dodged it. Barack Obama refused it. But on Monday President Trump will grant Viktor Orban, Hungary’s far-right prime minister, his first private audience with a president at the White House since he met Bill Clinton there in 1998. nyti.ms/2HlhWAG


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @YahooNews: NEW: Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify,’ says Rep. Adam Schiff yhoo.it/2Hon9rw pic.twitter.com/WDT3jXLKBo

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NEW: Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify,’ says Rep. Adam Schiff yhoo.it/2Hon9rw pic.twitter.com/WDT3jXLKBo



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Assistant to prosecutor found dead in Moscow died during BDSM game
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @politico: Joe Biden is crushing the 2020 Democratic field in Florida politi.co/2Vt0F2B

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Joe Biden is crushing the 2020 Democratic field in Florida politi.co/2Vt0F2B


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