Wednesday 21 February 2018 / 08:42 AM


Kyle Lowry nailed one of the season’s craziest buzzer-beaters to send Toronto Raptors’ Game 1 clash with Miami Heat into overtime, but it wasn’t enough for the home side, who went down to the Heat 102-96 in OT.

Trailing by three in the dying moments of a seesawing fourth quarter, Lowry launched a Hail Mary shot from half court with less than a second to play – and sent the Toronto crowd wild when it went in.

The Heat’s evergreen linchpin Dwyane Wade couldn’t believe it.

But D-Wade picked himself up off the floor to inspire his side to a crucial 1-0 series lead, coming up with a clutch steal and dunk in the final seconds of OT when Miami led by three and Toronto were shaping for another buzzer-beating leveller.

Despite his unforgettable long-range effort, it was a disappointing night for Lowry with just 7 points on 3-for-13 shooting from the floor, including just 1-for-7 behind from three-point range.

The Raptors guard was back out on the court after the dust settled to iron out the creases in his game.


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CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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