Sixers head coach Brett Brown has returned to the scene of the crime in Toronto, where Kawhi Leonard’s rim-tickling shot in Game 7 of the 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinals stole Philadelphia’s hopes of claiming an NBA title.
Leonard’s 3-pointer was a shot for the ages, leaving fans in silence as it bounced off the rim several times before falling through the net. In the end, it spelled the end of Philadelphia’s postseason run. Conversely, Toronto went on to claim its first championship in franchise history.
It was a tough loss for Brown and the Sixers, but he says he’s over it:
“You have memories of the series,” Brown said, via TSN’s Josh Lewenberg. It was so competitive and at the end a tough loss, but to manufacture wild emotions would not be true for me. So here we are… I’m over it. Maybe it’s not gonna make for good headlines, but it’s true.”
Things have changed a bit since their last meeting, but both teams are still vying for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers are currently 11-5 overall and 7-0 at home, while the Raptors are 11-4 and 6-0 at home.
Monday night’s matchup between the Sixers and Raptors is set to tip inside Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET. Let’s see which side walks away victorious in this rematch.