Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton is known mostly for his offense, averaging 25.1 points per game in his third NBA season. But on Wednesday, the Alabama product made a defensive play that may be as good as any we see in this NBA season.
In the second quarter of the Cavs’ game against the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant looked like he would have a dunk or layup, or at least draw a foul from Sexton to get to the free-throw line. But it turned into none of that for Durant, because Sexton made an incredible play to swat the ball out of Durant’s hands.
Check out this great defense from the 6’1″ Sexton on the 6’10” Durant:
Collin Sexton rips it out of KD's hands 👀 pic.twitter.com/1QSqqqW4oM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2021
Sexton has also been getting it done on the offensive end, like with this acrobatic layup to get by James Harden and give the Cavs a surprising halftime lead over the new-look Nets.
— NBA (@NBA) January 21, 2021