J.R. Smith explains what happened when he went to dap Jason Terry

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The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered an embarrassing defeat on Tuesday at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks on a night where the underdogs came up trumps in the NBA. 

In all six games, the team with the worse record was victorious, and one of the more impressive displays came from the Bucks, who were speared on by a career night from Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

The Greek Freak tied his career-high points total, pulled down 12 boards, provided 5 assists, stole the ball 5 times and managed 2 blocks. But Milwaukee were helped by a Cavaliers team who failed to get out of cruise control. 

It was an usually poor performance from the defending champions, who dropped their fifth game of the season, and it was summed by a moment of madness from J.R. Smith. 

The shooting guard went to dap his friend Jason Terry but seemed to forget he was involved in a game, leaving Tony Snell wide open for an easy slam dunk. 

Smith realised his error but it was too late to stop the two points being added and was greeted by a mixture of bemusement and anger from his teammates as he turned around. 

Speaking after the game, Smith said he didn't realise he was in the game and admitted it was his 'bad'. It capped a poor night for the 31-year-old, who managed just 6 points on 2-7 from the field in 31 minutes of action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. 

In truth, it's been a poor start to the campaign for the former Knick. His 8.7 points per night are the lowest since his sophomore season and, as a player who is known as a shooter, his 30.4% field goal rate is terrible - and the lowest of his career. 

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