The Cleveland Cavaliers were given a second chance today against the Dallas Mavericks — unfortunately for Cavs fans, they couldn’t take advantage of it. In rare Monday day game due to the holiday, the Cavs battled the Mavericks to the wire, but all hope looked lost when Monta Ellis stepped to the line with 2.8 seconds remaining. The Mavs led by three points, and Ellis is a career 80 percent free throw shooter, and a player who frequently ices games at the line.
Of course, sports are crazy, and Ellis missed both attempts to the delight of the home crowd. Unfortunately, Cleveland didn’t even manage to give itself a shot at the win — Jarrett Jack was called for a five-second violation before he was able to inbound the ball:
That’s a tough way to drop a game — on the bright side, Cleveland fans are already accustomed to disappointment.