The Cavs kept it close until the second half when Collin Sexton hit just one shot.
The Cavs had a real chance to win this game, losing to the Pacers by just nine, 111-102. Part of the problem is obviously the lack of healthy starters, that’s to be expected. What wasn’t expected was Collin Sexton having one of the worst shooting games of his career. Sexton went just 1-11 in the second half, finishing with just 15 points from the floor.
Sure, not having Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance, and others aren’t helping Sexton play better, but his entire game is predicated by taking a high volume of shots from inside the paint; that’s entirely on him.
Jarrett Allen nearly had a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, but he’s clearly not making the same impact many had hoped he would. The bench was awful, shooting just 6-22 for the night, nearly identical numbers to Sexton’s night.
Top Three Game Performers
1 Point – Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton started off so hot, going 6-13 for 19 points to close out the first half, giving the Cavs a lead 60-53 lead. He went just 1-11 in the second half, however, finishing with 25 points, hitting 10 free throws to help pad that stat. Sexton was absolutely ice-cold in the second half, and it wasn’t like Dean Wade and Isaac Okoro weren’t there to help.
2 Points – Isaac Okoro
The young rookie had a nice game out there, putting up a double-double of 22 points, and 10 rebounds, while actually playing defense. That’s why he gets the nod for the two points.
3 Points – Dean Wade
Dean Wade and Okoro both put up some nice stats and played well. Both had a double-double, with Wade finishing with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals. It was close to see who would get the top spot, but ultimately Wade had just a smidge better of a night.