— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 25, 2018
These last couple of games, we have shown the ability to get over the hump, ” head coach Larry Drew said. “Everybody is happy at what we have accomplished over the last two nights.”
The Cavaliers caught the Rockets a little shorthanded. All-Star point guard Chris Paul missed the contest.
Sexton’s 29-points is a career best. The rookie point guard also shot an impressive 67-percent from the field. Sexton connected on 14 of 21 shots. Sexton also dished out two assists and grabbed four rebounds.
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Speaking of rebounds, Thompson was a monster on the boards. Thompson’s hauled in 22 rebounds as part of his ninth double-double of the season. Thompson balanced out his rebounds at both ends of the floor, eleven offensive rebounds and eleven defensive rebounds.
Jordan Clarkson continues to be one of the NBA’s best scorers off the bench. Clarkson finished with 20 points on eight of 17 shooting. Kyle Korver also reached double digits off the bench. Korver scored 12 points and shot a perfect three of three from three point range.
David Nwaba is the only other Cavalier to reach double figures. Nwaba also scored 12 points. The 12 points is impressive considering Nwaba’s assignment on defense was to defend James Harden. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player scored a game high 40 points. However, Nwaba held Harden to just three of 15 shooting when they were matched up against one another.
Cleveland, 4-14, hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 26.