Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton Ties Incredible Franchise Record Set by LeBron James and Others

Published 01/03/2021, 12:20 AM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Delon Wright (55) during the first overtime period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Collin Sexton is off to a fantastic start this season. The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard has been one of the best players in the league so far and the driving force behind the Cavaliers’ good performances. The Cavaliers are currently at 4-2 and looking strong in the new-look Eastern Conference. Much of the credit goes to Sexton.

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Sexton makes Cavs history

Collin Sexton made history in the Cavaliers’ win against the Atlanta Hawks. Sexton became the first Cavaliers player to record 20 points in his first six opening games since LeBron James in 2004-05.

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Sexton now joins LeBron James, Austin Carr and Bingo Smith as the only Cavaliers players to achieve this feat.

Sexton’s first few games have put him in rarified Cavaliers’ air. He has shown that he is one of the brightest young prospects in the NBA today. Over his past 6 games, Sexton has averaged 26 points a game and been the leading scorer for the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout this season.

Sexton joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018 as the number 8 pick in the draft. His rookie season was a strong one as he was one of the shining stars for the Cavaliers after the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. Sexton becomes one of the highlights of a floundering Cleveland Cavaliers team.

Colin Sexton – future of the Cavaliers

Despite the Cavs’ poor season, Sexton still made the NBA All-Rookie second team thanks to his wonderful performances. The following season, Sexton had a better season in scoring. He averaged 20 points per game as compared to the previous season’s 16 points per game.

Dec 31, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) shoots the ball while Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) defends in the fourth quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

But it appears as though Sexton has taken a big leap this season. His performances will be encouraging for Cavaliers fans who have endured two difficult seasons since the departure of LeBron James.

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But if Sexton could continue his form, the Cavaliers may have found a star who can help them return to prominence this year.

While it is still early days, there are a lot of positives to take away from Sexton’s play. Over six games, he has shown consistency in his play and could help the Cavaliers team possibly earn a playoff position.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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