The Cleveland Cavaliers used a strong second half in order to win their fourth straight game, a 101-90 win over the Houston Rockets.
It was a big night for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton as he scored a game-high 39 points in the teams 101-90 win over the Houston Rockets Monday. Sexton made 11 of 20 shots (4-8 3PT) and 11 of 15 free throws along with a game-high 8 assists as the Cavs won their fourth consecutive game. Cleveland needed someone to have a breakout type performance and they certainly got it from Sexton.
The other half of SexLand also had an impressive performance. Darius Garland finished with 14 points and 7 assists which helped provide a competent complimentary performance to Sexton. Garland’s shooting efficiency was not great (5-13 FG, 0-4 3PT), but the Cavaliers just needed someone else to score even if was not a great shooting performance.
It was another typical performance for Jarrett Allen as he continues to be the Cavs starting center. Allen grabbed 15 rebounds and scored 10 points while blocking 1 shot in his 31 minutes of play. This is exactly what the Cavaliers can expect from Allen on a regular basis.
As per usual in a Cavs win, the team dominated points in the paint. Cleveland led 50-34 in this area and was a huge reason why their winning streak stretched to four. Additionally Cleveland did something they don’t usually do, have the advantage in the assist department. The Cavaliers finished with 23 assists to Houston’s 14.
There is just one more game on the schedule prior to the All-Star break, a meeting at home against the Indiana Pacers. This is game that could see the Cavs win streak go to five as it is definitely winnable. A five-game winning streak heading into the break could give the team some confidence to maybe, just maybe make a run for the playoffs.