Terrence Ross beat the half-time buzzer with a halfcourt heave but could not prevent the Orlando Magic from falling to a Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
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Friday night's playoff scores
- Boston Celtics 104-96 Indiana Pacers – Celtics lead 3-0
- Toronto Raptors 98-93 Orlando Magic – Raptors lead 2-1
- Portland Trail Blazers 108-120 Oklahoma City Thunder – Blazers lead 2-1
Ross came off the bench to score a team-high 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting but his contribution was not enough to stop the Raptors rolling to a 98-93 road win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
Ross hit five of his 13 three-pointers on the night, his most spectacular coming in the final seconds of the second quarter.
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With 4.6 seconds left on the clock, Magic forward Jonathan Isaac deflected the ball out of the hands of Raptors’ star man Kawhi Leonard.
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Isaac’s deflection fell to Ross close to his own baseline and, with three seconds remaining, dribbled quickly upcourt.
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Aware time was against him, Ross had no option but to loft a shot from the halfcourt line. The ball left his hands with 0.3 seconds left. As the buzzer sounded, his halfcourt heave kissed off the Magic backboard and into the net for three, cutting the Raptors’ half-time lead to 47-46.
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Pascal Siakam’s 30 points ultimately led the Raptors to victory.
Check out the top five plays from Friday night’s playoff action
Click the video at the top of the page to watch Ross’ spectacular halfcourt buzzer-beater, then click the clip directly above to watch more top plays from Friday night’s playoff action.
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