The Cleveland Cavaliers just completed a two-game sweep of the almighty Brooklyn Nets and their talented trio.
The Cavs have been led by Collin Sexton and Andre Drummond who have both been playing out of their minds this season.
In fact, Sexton made history in the early stages of this NBA season.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) January 23, 2021
Sexton just returned from an injury on Wednesday and didn’t look rusty by any means. He torched the Nets for 42 points, five boards and five assists while going 16-29 from the field in the Cavs double OT thriller in his first game back. The former Alabama star went off for 20 points in overtime alone.
Collin Sexton drops a career-high 42 PTS and closes out the Nets in 2OT 🔥
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2021
Sexton followed up that performance with 25 points on 8-19 from the field and 9 assists in another 12-point victory for the Cavs over Brooklyn.
The backcourt duo of Darius Garland and Sexton- nicknamed Sexland by some- have only played a handful of games this season, and Garland made his return on Friday night.
What’s most impressive about the record for Sexton is the fact that he is the first in team history to do it. That means Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James- among others- failed to do that.
The third-year pro out is shooting 53 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc going into Friday’s game, and Cleveland are off to an impressive 8-7 record in a year in which many thought they would be rebuilding.
The Cavs are young, exciting, and a thrill to watch. They made a bold statement by taking down a powerful Nets team in two consecutive games.
If Sexton keeps playing at this level, it will be hard to leave him off the list of Eastern Conference All-Stars, and it will be even more difficult to count the Cavs out as a potential playoff team in the Eastern Conference.