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Cavs, Sexton ruin Brooklyn Big 3 debut in 2 OT thriller

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton during the...
Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak | AP)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 10:56 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Kyrie Irving scored 37 points.

Kevin Durant scored 38.

James Harden had a triple-double.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won anyway in double overtime, thanks to Collin Sexton, who exploded for a career-high 42 points,

This was the first game together for Brooklyn’s new big 3, but they had no answer for Sexton who scored 20 straight points down the stretch.

Six other Cavs scored in double figures, led by 25 from Cedi Osman, who played 50 minutes.

Jarrett Allen excelled in his Cleveland debut with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

It was only Irving’s second time playing in Cleveland’s building since his trade to Boston in May 2019.

The two teams meet again Friday in Cleveland.

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