Nets’ Cam Thomas drops 35 points in G League debut with Long Island

Brooklyn Nets rookie Cameron Thomas scored a game-high 35 points in his debut with the Long Island Nets during their NBA G League season opener versus the Delaware Blue Coats.

Thomas finished the contest by shooting 10-of-23 from the field, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range, in 35 minutes during the 114-100 loss. He got to the free-throw line several times in the contest, going 8-of-8 while registering 14 pointsfrom the charity stripe.

His 35 points are the fourth-most scored over the first two days of the season.

Thomas struggled in the field, but still managed to score strong points throughout the contest. He recorded 25 points in the second half with 14 alone coming in the fourth quarter. He was able to get into the paint at will and had success getting to the rim.

Cam Thomas, a PURE SORER

the summer league mvp scored 35 points in 35 minutes tonight for the @LongIslandNets pic.twitter.com/0i57nVH0tY

— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 7, 2021

Thomas spent the week training with Long Island in preparation for the season opener. He expects to have trouble cracking Brooklyn’s veteran-heavy rotation so he will likely spend quite a bit of time with Long Island.

He is an elite scorer at all levels to this point, and will continue to work in the G League. He could be in for more 30-point performances as the season progresses, as a result.

*The G League follows a one-shot for 2 or 3 points rule on free throws

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