"Uncle Drew's" dagger came with just 1:39 remaining in the Celtics' 117-108 win against the Raptors on Wednesday at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics led 108-106 when Irving slowly dribbled up on the All-NBA defender.
He eyed Leonard and the rim before closing in on the 3-point arc. Irving also caught Leonard looking to his right, instead of at him. Irving mimicked a dribble to his right, but instead picked up the ball and launched a shot from more than 30 feet from the rim.
Irving doused the triple, putting the Celtics on top by five points. The shot sparked an 11-0 run, giving the Celtics control of the clash between Eastern Conference heavyweights.
Irving finished the game with 27 points and a career-high 18 assists. He also had five boards. Leonard scored a game-high 33 points for the Raptors, while chipping in four rebounds, four steals and two assists in the loss.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Celtics.