Numerous Cavs players and coaches believed the call should have went the other way with Sexton being sent to the free-throw line for an and-one.
One member of the Cavs front office sent a pointed message about the controversial call.
“Devin Booker would have gotten that call,” the Cavs member texted.
Sexton, 22, hasn’t earned All-Star status across the league.
However, he’s rapidly getting there with enhanced play this season. The University of Alabama product is averaging a career-high 23.6 points and 4.1 assists per game this season.
On Monday, the rebuilding Cavs endured a painful 119-113 loss to the Suns. Sexton led the Cavs with 23 points and five assists in 34 minutes.
Booker, 24, collected a monster 36 points, eight assist and five rebounds. The All-Star led all players in points and assists during the duel.
The Cavs take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.