‘Lit $114 Million on Fire’: Twitter Erupts After Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton Ruins Nets’ Big 3 Debut

Published 01/20/2021, 10:46 PM EST
Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) watches the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the entire world as they defeated the Big 3 of Brooklyn Nets in double OT. Despite having 3 superstars in Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant, the Cavs completely outplayed Brooklyn.

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They did erase a 14 point deficit in regulation time, but in overtime, Collin Sexton took over and led his side to a 147-135 victory. Sexton finished the game with a career-high 42 points, but more importantly, he had 20 straight points in the two overtimes!

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With Nets’ Big 3 losing their first game together, NBA fans on Twitter absolutely tormented them. Although the Big 3 performed well in regulation time, they faded away in OT.

Twitter reacts to Brooklyn Nets’ embarrassing defeat against the Cavaliers

Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) drives against Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) in the second overtime at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Here is how people around the globe reacted to Collin Sexton’s miraculous performance, which led to Brooklyn losing the game.

The Nets’ Big 3 scored a combined 96 points in this game, but it was not enough. The team’s bench struggled to get going in this game and given that it was just their first game together, the lack of defense was quite clear.

Moving forward, head coach Steve Nash needs to figure out a strategy to use the Big 3 in the best possible way. One might wonder, did the franchise make a huge mistake by trading away their depth?

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What’s next for the Brooklyn Nets?

Honestly, there is still some time for Brooklyn to get into panic mode. They won’t be able to build chemistry overnight, but the biggest concern for them is an extremely fragile defense. Since they traded away crucial defensive pieces to bring in James Harden, the team has become lopsided.

They have 3 of arguably the best scorers in the league on the roster but at the cost of bench depth. Although the team still has 3 spots open in the roster, their superstars need to step up as well.

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What were your thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets’ performance tonight? Should the team be concerned? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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