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The Cleveland Cavaliers had a solid performance in the Las Vegas Summer League, winning five of seven games and pushing the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers to double overtime before bowing out in a hard-fought semifinal Monday night at Thomas & Mack Center, 112-109.
Cavaliers ower Dan Gilbert and rookie point guard Collin Sexton took to Twitter and praised what the Cavs, coached by James Posey and assisted by Damon Jones, did while in Las Vegas.
Gilbert liked what he saw from everyone associated with the Cleveland squad in the summer league, expressly mentioning Sexton by name.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 17, 2018
Sexton, the eighth overall selection by Cleveland in the draft June 21 out of Alabama and who made the first-team All-Summer League squad, talked about how hard the Cavaliers played, vowing to get back to work with summer-league play concluded.
We had a great game tonight team, we played with nothing but heart the entire summer league. We take our L's on the chin like men and get back to it. #TheLand @cavs #YoungBull #LetsKeepWorking #NoToughLossesOnlyLessons
— 'Young Bull' (@CollinYoungBull) July 17, 2018
In seven games, Sexton averaged 19.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists, shooting 43 percent from the field in 28.7 minutes per game. The 19-year-old was just 3 of 13 from beyond the 3-point line.
He joined Most Valuable Player Josh Hart of the Lakers, Wendell Carter Jr. of the Bulls, Kevin Knox of the Knicks and Christian Wood of the Bucks on the All-Summer League first team.