The Magic were in dire straights near the end of their game against the Cavaliers last night. Orlando trailed 104-103 with 0.2 seconds and a jump ball to be tossed at center court. By rule, the Magic didn’t have time to catch-and-shoot, let alone recover the jump ball then shoot. Aaron Gordon had to tip the jump ball through the hoop from halfcourt – nearly impossible, but technically possible.
Instead, Gordon grabbed the jump ball – a violation – then sank a halfcourt shot. What an ironic end.
Cleveland then harmlessly inbounded the ball to seal the win.