The Toronto Raptors experienced that firsthand tonight, as a second-half eruption from Sexton led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-105 win over the Raptors.
Both teams started the game doing everything humanly possible to not win the game. The Cavaliers turned the ball over seven times in the game’s first five minutes, but the Raptors returned the favor by scoring just 2 points off them. Garland played tag-team with his backcourt partner to blitz the Raptors with five straight buckets out of the half to push a two-point lead to 14, Isaac Okoro knocked down a pair of threes, and the Cavaliers scored 32 points on 65 percent shooting in the quarter to enter the final frame up 16.
The Cavs ended the game the same way they started it: desperately trying to give the game away.