In general, is it considered unsportsmanlike to continue scoring points at the end of a game that has clearly already been won? Or is it generally the standard that teams continue to score points as possible?
I.e., if a basketball game is 100-80 and there are 10 seconds left on the clock, and the dominant team has a shot, do they generally take it, or do they try to stall? There's pretty much no chance they can lose at this point, so do they take the points?
This isn't meant from a strategic perspective but from a sportsmanship perspective - I understand there are cases where a dominant team may play defensively because it's the smart move strategically - this is a question where the dominant team has an easy shot and can score more points without a strategic risk. Do they generally take it?
(My perspective is that the competitive nature of the game implies going for more points, as well as the effect on ranking, stats, gambling, etc..)
The inspiration for this question is from an esport where some of the gaming population frowns on scoring in the last few seconds of a game, in part because every score stops the clock temporarily for about 30 seconds as the teams reset, and it's considered a time waster and unsportsmanlike. I'm curious if this perspective is held in other sports, or if the general rule is to keep on scoring as possible.
I understand there are extreme cases, such as incredibly outmatched teams where the dominant team stops scoring out of pity, this is not that question. And that there are cases where what seems to be a dominant lead can suddenly disappear in a matter of seconds. This is also not that question.