Cam Thomas Makes History in Brooklyn Nets’ Loss to LA Clippers
- Cam Thomas continued his hot form in the game against the Clippers
- He joined an exclusive list of NBA players with Monday’s performance
- Thomas carried the scoring cudgels with Irving traded and Durant out
It is Cam Thomas’ world, and we are all just living in it.
The second-year guard showed the Nets there is life after Kyrie Irving, exploding for a career-high 47 points in Brooklyn’s 124-116 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.
Thomas made history with that performance, as he became just the fifth player in team history to record at least 40 points in back-to-back games.
He scored 44 points in the Nets’ 125-123 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday with Irving out of the lineup. He is now the youngest player in franchise history to accomplish that feat.
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Thomas joins exclusive list
Thomas is now part of an exclusive group, joining NBA superstars LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic, as the only players in league history to score at least 40 points in consecutive games before turning 22 years old.
He is now the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 40-plus points in two straight games, with Thomas setting that mark at 21 years and 116 days old, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The youngest to do so is James, who made that record with the Cavs. Interestingly, LeBron is just 36 points away from becoming the NBA’s scoring king.
Thomas unstoppable against Clippers
Thomas has taken full advantage of the Nets having few offensive options in the lineup. It is now common knowledge that Irving has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks, while Kevin Durant is still out with a knee injury.
Thomas showed he can be relied upon even without the two stars, shooting 15 of 29 from the field in the game against the Clippers, including going 7 of 11 from beyond the arc.
He was red-hot in the first half, scoring 22 points and knocking down five 3-pointers.
An All-Star may have left the Nets, but the future remains bright for Brooklyn with Thomas starting to heat up.
Irving pays tribute to fans
Sports Brief recently reported on Irving issuing a message of gratitude to Nets fans following his trade to the Mavs.
The Nets traded the 30-year-old to the Mavs in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and multiple picks. Dallas also got Markieff Morris in the swap.
Irving has played some exceptional basketball this season, averaging 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this campaign.
Source: Sports Brief News