The new face of the franchise already was in street clothes. Its irrepressible big man was getting his sprained right wrist X-rayed.

Midway through the third quarter, the Cavaliers were without their two best players and trying to survive their third game in four days. Not exactly an ideal environment for a 35-year-old with a cranky Achilles tendon.

But Antawn Jamison carried his young teammates as far as his aging legs would allow until his terrific night and the Cavaliers' fortunes took an ugly U-turn in the final seconds of regulation.

Jamison missed a pair of free throws with 3.7 seconds left and the score tied, 102-102, at The Q. The Bucks used the reprieve to get out of town with a 113-112 overtime victory.

In OT, former Cavalier Drew Gooden scored six points, and Brandon Jennings had three of his team-high 24 points for the Bucks. They held a four-point lead until Alonzo Gee hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

On a night the Cavaliers started the game without Kyrie Irving (concussion) and ended it without Anderson Varejao (sprained wrist), they let a gritty effort slip away.