The 2012 Dunk Contest champ went from making a stellar defensive play to junking everything up on offense in a matter of seconds in the fourth quarter. First, he poked the ball from Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon and took off, tracking the ball down at midcourt with no one in between him and the rim. Leading by 18, he sprinted toward the hoop ready to drop the exclamation point jam down on the Bucks.
Ross leapt and wound up for the windmill dunk, the Air Canada Centre crowd rising in anticipation. But Ross jumped a bit short, and the dunk clanged off the front of the rim and out to the 3-point line. All Ross could do is look up at the rim in disbelief.
On the bright side, Corey Joseph got himself a rebound and Kyle Lowry made a 3-pointer to extend the lead for the Raptors on the offensive set that followed. Toronto won going away, 122-100. But Ross is gonna have to explain himself to teammates after that one.
Maybe just go for the easy lay next time, man.