After Wednesday’s night surprise victory against the New York Knicks, more people will be talking about this rookie talent.
Thomas finished the game with 21 points, including a SportsCenter-worthy three-pointer with just 7.7 seconds left.
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Thomas led the short-staffed Nets to victory and officially made his presence in Brooklyn known to the team’s fans – and their opponents.
Cam & The Comeback
The Nets were trailing by as much as 28 points on Wednesday night before the team, with the major help of Thomas, rallied strong and eventually claimed a 111-106 victory.
Thomas was electric in the fourth quarter.
He started the final period with just five points with 2-of-11 shooting, but he then racked up 16 points, making 7-of-10.
Thomas sank seven straight points as the Nets went on a furious 15-0 run to give them the lead.
Then, as the team eked out a 106-103 edge, Thomas shot that terrific three-pointer that sealed the deal and send the bench into a frenzy.
“He has a deep belief in his ability. He seeks those moments, so that’s something that’s inside him that’s rare. That’s an innate talent. His teammates have belief in him, so that allows his belief to be fortified. … He made the game-winner and all that, but he made a bunch of plays down the stretch. We went to him, a rookie carrying the load in a rivalry game like this in the Garden, it shows what’s inside of Cam.”
While Wednesday’s win was definitely a big deal, the Nets are still in trouble and need a lot more successes like that in the future.
After last night, Thomas might be a big part of the plan moving forward.