In the sports world, there are few things more exciting than a Game 7.  It's what kids dream of when shooting hoops in the backyard with friends; it's do or die, win or go home and in this case, where legends are born.

Last night during game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, 2016 Shen grad Kevin Huerter came through with the best game of his life, putting on an absolute clinic of epic proportions.  He exploded for 27 points and 7 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-96.

Huerter is a young star who's been playing meaningful minutes for an up-and-coming Hawks team since his rookie season back in 2018.  Naturally, he's well-known in the Capital Region, but last night was his official coming-out party and the Twitter-verse fell in love with the red haired, baby-faced phenom from the 518.

Check out some of the clever and hilarious tweets  as "Red Velvet" went off last night in a career defining game 7!

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              Kevin Huerter in the Hawks locker room at halftime pic.twitter.com/SClhPznFrH







LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.