Cavs’ Collin Sexton on dropping 42 points vs Nets, Kyrie Irving: “I am in Cleveland, I do wear No. 2, and I do wear Kyrie’s. That’s gonna be linked together”

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Collin Sexton was the main reason the Cleveland Cavaliers achieved a huge win over the Brooklyn Nets in the first game Steve Nash’s team had Harden, Durant and Irving sharing the floor.

The Young Bull was aggressive all-game long, however his performance during the extra time made the real difference in the showdown.

Sexton scored 22 of his 42 points in the two extra-periods of basketball leading the Cavaliers to a huge win. Following his remarkable performance, the promising guard shared his thoughts on facing Kyrie Irving.

(via Chris Fedor of cleveland.com):

“I am in Cleveland, I do wear No. 2, and I do wear Kyrie’s. That’s gonna be linked together. I just got to take it. I can’t control what people say, but I can control what I do,” Sexton said.

“It was good to go against him tonight. I definitely accepted the challenge, and I knew it wasn’t gonna be easy. Just the simple fact that it’s Kyrie, he’s coming at you each and every night ready to go and tonight was a good one.”

Irving went all-out in the offensive end after getting back from a seven-game absence. He scored 37 shooting 53% from the field and 37% from the three-point line, however that was not enough for his team.