Nets’ Cam Thomas reacts to team’s offensive explosion vs. Bulls

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the more interesting teams in the NBA with regards to how their performance can change on a nightly basis. On Friday, it was one of those outcomes that can occur for a Brooklyn team that considers the three-point line a big part of its offense.

“First half, you wouldn’t have expected that,” Nets guard Cam Thomas after Friday’s 125-108 win over the Chicago Bulls in which Brooklyn shot 25-of-44 (56.8%) from three-point range. According to Nets PR, the Nets tied an NBA record for the most threes made in any half by shooting 18-of-24 (75.0%) from deep in the second half.

“So, it just shows that we just have to keep playing full game and shots are gonna fall eventually,” Thomas said. In the first half, Brooklyn shot 7-of-20 (35.0%) from three-point land which isn’t a terrible shooting performance, but it was clearly less prolific than what they did from that range in the second half.

In the six games prior to Friday’s win over the Bulls, the Nets shot just 29% from three-point range so this kind of shooting performance against a formidable team was welcomed by Brooklyn in the midst of pursuing a spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. “And E (Eli, Nets PR) just told me that we was like 18 for 24. And, it’s like, yeah, from three, you’re not going to lose too many games like that. So, that’s just credit to everybody sticking with it,” Thomas said.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire