Ralph and Gary are talking about the basketball game they saw on TV last night:

Ralph: Did you watch the game last night?

Gary: I sure did. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything!

Ralph: I think it was one of the best games I’ve ever seen.

Gary: Me, too. I thought both teams played super ball.

Ralph: Too bad one had to lose.

Gary: Yeah, they were evenly matched. It could have gone either way!

Ralph: The shot that won in the last fifteen seconds was really something.

Gary: I agree with you there.

Source: The ILI English Series, Intermediate 2, Student's book, Page 81

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Win usually means to achieve first position.

The shot that won the game...

Here the sentence is used metaphorically meaning that it was the shot which helped to win that game.

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