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.