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By now you’ve surely seen the two plays that simultaneously set the Toronto sports scene alight on Tuesday night: Kyle Lowry’s game-tying half-court heave at the buzzer of Game One of the Raptors’ playoff series with the Miami Heat, and Justin Smoak’s game-winning extra inning home run to finally put a second and third run on the board for the surprisingly frustrating Blue Jays’ offence.
But have you seen the clips inter-cut and running in real time to show how the two incredible moments really did happen at almost the exact same time (and only about a half-kilometre apart)? Because that’s especially cool — particularly when it’s time-stamped!
Kyle Lowry’s game-tying 3, and Justin Smoak’s walk-off HR were less than 30 seconds apart. Update with time stamps. pic.twitter.com/VuTMyW2dGG
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) May 4, 2016
OK, so there may have been a jump of about ten seconds in there. But they were pretty close!
Sportsnet’s Faizal Khamisa, who provided the above clip, narrates the events and provides some context in a clip you can find on his Facebook page, which includes the missing 10 seconds (which had to be edited out for Twitter). Check it out.
*Originally this piece said that it was Smoak’s game-tying home run, not the winning one, because I am an idiot.