Veteran guard Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks put his dribbling skills to good use on Tuesday night with a Harlem Globetrotter-like display in the win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
With about 10:35 left to play in the third quarter against the Blazers, the Bucks were up 23 points and seemed to have the game in hand with Portland struggling to keep up in Milwaukee. Despite the commanding lead in the third, Ellis continued to attack the basket and make plays. In this particular play, Ellis was dribbling at the top of the key while being chased by Wesley Matthews. Ellis lost his footing once having lost Matthews, but didn’t lose his dribble and was able to bounce back up as quickly as he went down.
Ellis threw up a floater once free of defenders with the shot bouncing high off the rim resulting Larry Sanders flying in for the two-handed slam to clean it up.