The Cleveland Cavaliers won a tough home game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. The Cavs got the 121-119 victory in a wild sequence to end the game. PJ Washington gave the Mavs the lead with a putback with just 2.6 seconds left on the clock. With no timeouts, the Cavs had no choice but to inbound the ball. Then, Max Strus played hero with an improbable game-winner from beyond half-court.

It was a wild finish from both sides. Even more amazing is Strus’ game-winner gave him a place near the top of some NBA record books, as Mike Lynch mentioned:

‘Per my research, Strus’s 59-footer is the second longest game-winning buzzer-beater in nba history (Devonte’ Graham hit a 61 footer in 2021) Both are well-short of the full court heave by Jerry Harkness in the ABA though’

The game-winner by Strus is one of the longest in NBA history, and it gave the Cavs a much-needed win against a tough Western Conference opponent. Even despite a 45-point Luka Doncic effort and a near triple-double, not to mention Kyrie Irving scoring 30, the Cavs found a way to win, thanks ti the heroics of Max Strus,

Strus had 21 points in the game, all on three-pointers, but nothing bigger than that in his entire career. Donovan Mitchell and some other Cavs teammates were in shock at the game-winner, and their faces showed it all.

The Cavs will go right back to it on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls on the road to finish out the month of February as they search for their third straight win.