Thursday December 4th, 2014

Mavericks guard Monta Ellis hit an off-balance buzzer-beating game-winner to lift Dallas to a 107-105 road victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday. 

With 8.9 seconds left and the score tied at 105, Chandler Parsons inbounded the ball from the right sideline. Ellis received the pass up top with O.J. Mayo defending him, and began the final possession by milking clock near midcourt. At the three-second mark, Ellis drove to his right and then reverse-pivoted back to his left, spinning into a one-legged fadeaway that swished through shortly after the buzzer sounded.

Replays indicated that Ellis released the shot before time expired, and the Mavericks -- including owner Mark Cuban -- celebrated the game-winner on the court before rushing to the locker room as the referees executed a video review.

Milwaukee's players and coaching staff appeared to protest the fact that no travel was called on the play. Replays appeared to show Ellis shuffling his feet before taking two long steps as he rose into his shot.

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Ellis finished with a team-high 23 points (on 11-for-26 shooting) and seven assists in the win. Tyson Chandler added 18 points and 20 rebounds for Dallas.

Brandon Knight tallied a game-high 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton chipped in 21 points and eight rebounds off the bench in a losing effort. 

Dallas improved to 15-5. Milwaukee fell to 10-10.

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