Sexton scored eight points in the third quarter, when Cleveland outscored the Nets 37-24 and forced eight turnovers. Andre Drummond posted his 13th double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Larry Nance added 15. Former Net Taurean Prince tallied 14 for the Cavaliers, who outrebounded the Nets 50-29 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse arena in Cleveland.
The Celtics will be without Jayson Tatum again when they take on the Cavaliers on Sunday. Here is Boston's full injury report.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving had a simple message for fans and critics after the team dropped their second consecutive game to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night: Don’t panic. Irving posted a lengthy statement on his Instagram about the journey ahead for Brooklyn as team tries to figure out how to play with three superstars, the lack of interior defense and rebounding and dwindling help on the bench. "Don’t trip it’s a long journey.