Nets’ Cam Thomas says ‘energy’ was reason for improved second half
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has had quite the roller-coaster kind of season for his second year in the NBA. He went from reserve to breakout starter to reserve once again. However, no matter the role, the one thing he does is his job when his number is called. Thomas offered his take on what led to an improved second half for the Nets.
“Just a lot of energy,” Thomas said after scoring seven points in Sunday’s 108-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets. “Started getting stops, rebounding and getting out in transition.” Thomas was part of a second unit that helped the Nets win the second half 54-45 and win the fourth quarter 31-17.
Unfortunately, Brooklyn’s energy that it got from its bench was not enough to win the game even though they got them within six points. Brooklyn tried to beat Denver the same way that it did last time by getting out in transition and running them off the floor. “That was pretty much the main thing,” Thomas continued. “We wanted to create transition attempts and like get them moving.” Brooklyn out-scored Denver in fastbreak points 10-7, but it wasn’t enough of an edge to turn the contest into a win.
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