Hood and Sexton shine
Rodney Hood was the Cavaliers leading scorer with 25 points, but rookie Collin Sexton was right behind with 23 points. The two guards combined to shoot 53% (10/38) from the field, including Hood’s five three pointers. A lot has been said lately about the growth of Collin Sexton, and rightfully so but Rodney Hood has been a stabling force in the Cavs starting line-up. Hood still seems to be finding his footing completely in the Cavs offense, but still has the ability to score 20 plus points on any given night.
Collin Sexton continues to look more and more comfortable on the offensive end of the floor, averaging 18.3 points in his last seven games. As he continues to learn the feel of the NBA game, Sexton will add other aspects to his game. It was nice to see Sexton stay active on the bench in the fourth quarter as Larry Drew stuck with Andrew Harrison at point guard, a good sign for a young player. Since being inserted into the starting line-up Sexton has taken his game to the next level, capped off by scoring 10 points in the first quarter Friday night.