With the clock winding down in the fourth quarter and the score tied at 98, the 19-year-old matched up with Lakers point guard Josh Hart, seemingly flexing his muscles and even talking to himself before forcing his opponent into a missed shot. The first of two selections in the opening round of the draft, the forward gave the team and fans a nice boost of optimism for the rest of the Summer.
As the Lakers head into the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, they will potentially have one roster spot available.
In five games, the former Duke forward averaged 14.6 points a contest with 9.4 rebounds & 2.6 blocks a game.
Papagiannis, 21, appeared in one game for the Trail Blazers during the 2017-18 season, recording two points, one rebound and two steals in four minutes. At the same time, Hart's counterpart Svi Mykhailiuk went 12-20 from the field for 31 points and went 6-11 from three-point range.
Heading into the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Hart was one of the most compelling players to watch.
Although the Cavs were ultimately unable to prevail, Sexton's latest outing continued what was already an impressive string of performances in his first Summer League.
On top of his promising NBA Summer League season, Sexton will get the chance to make rookie mistakes during the regular season without getting highly scrutinized by the media now that the Cavaliers are no longer a focal point in competing for an NBA championship.