HOUSTON – – Collin Sexton scored 39 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the hapless Houston Rockets their 12th straight loss with a 101-90 victory on Monday night. “Our guys put in a lot of work because of their continued belief in one another… that puts us in a position to get the wins we’ve gotten the past few games.”
Cleveland had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before John Wall scored all of Houston’s points in a 6-2 run that cut the deficit to 95-89 with 3 minutes left.
“We’re hot right now. So we just have to keep playing like we did the last four games,” said Cedi Osman, who had 11 points after missing the last game with back spasms. The Cavaliers used an 8-2 run after that, with the first five points from Dean Wade, to make it 71-65.
Osman made a 3 for Cleveland after two free throws from Tucker before Mason Jones finished the quarter with a three-point play to cut Houston’s deficit to 74-70 entering the fourth.