Cavs’ Collin Sexton fighting like hell to finish line amid brutal losses
It wasn’t long ago the Cleveland Cavaliers had dreams of making the play-in tournament. The Cavs are now losers of 11 straight games, but guard Collin Sexton is fighting hard to the end of the season despite all the losses and other key players missing time.
Sexton battled through an injury against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. He fell awkwardly early in the third quarter and returned to the court, only to miss his final 11 shots of the game to finish with 25 points on 7-of-26 shooting. The young guard easily could have called it quits for the night, but he wanted to push through it.
Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is proud of Sexton’s fight:
“The kid’s exhausted, we’ve been playing him a ton of minutes,” Bickerstaff explained, via Chris Fedor of cleveland.com. “He’s fighting through it, he won’t bow down, (shots) just wouldn’t go for him. He fought like hell at both ends of the floor and gave us all he had.”
Collin Sexton has certainly taken his lumps of late. The 22-year-old recently faced a report claiming teammates aren’t fans of his style of play. He got hit in the groin by Luka Doncic. He played through pain on Monday without Darius Garland by his side.
The Young Bull is still giving it his all as the Cavs wrap up another awful campaign. While the team got off to a promising start and has shown flashes at points throughout the season, with Sexton himself enjoying a career year, they’re still just 21-48. Cleveland could wind up with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
That’s not going to stop Collin Sexton from battling to the finish line, though.