Rookie guard Collin Sexton's stats continue to climb in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. In his fourth game with the Cleveland Cavaliers' Summer League team, the former Alabama standout scored 25 points in a 96-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Each NBA team's entry in the league had played three games before the start of a single-elimination tournament on Wednesday that will culminate on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers advanced to play the Houston Rockets in the round of 16 at 3:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Rockets defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Wednesday.
In addition to scoring a team-leading 25 points in 25 minutes against the Kings, Sexton also registered seven assists, four rebounds and one steal on Wednesday. Sexton had 50 points and six assists in his first three Summer League games.
Against Sacramento, Sexton made 9-of-15 shots, missed both his 3-point attempts and sank 7-of-9 at the free-throw line.
Sexton joined the Cavaliers with the eighth choice in the NBA Draft on June 24.
After the game, Sexton was asked what he thought about Cleveland's 2018-19 season being written off already with LeBron James leaving for the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It just motivates us to show and prove that we can continue to be a really good team," Sexton said. "We're young, but we're going to continue to battle and hope for the best."
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @AMarkG1.