The Brooklyn Nets have finally thrust themselves into the 20-wins column on the season following a triumphant victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday evening.
The team played a well-rounded game that saw five players scoring in double figures and, as a whole, shot a highly efficient 51.6 percent from the floor and 39.2 percent from distance. However, leading the charge on the night was the tantalizing dynamic duo of Mikal Bridges and Cam Thomas, who combined for 73 of Brooklyn's total 136 points.
Half way through the 2023-24 campaign, the two ballers find themselves putting up career-best efforts virtually all across the board and, in turn, have provided Nets fans a sense of hope amid a rather challenging season thus far.
Following their 15-point road win over the Sixers, Thomas was asked during an on-court interview to describe his partnership with Bridges and, in response, the 22-year-old revealed that them "being aggressive" is the key to their games complementing one another.
Nets guard Cam Thomas talks partnership with Mikal Bridges
"Playing off each other, that's the main thing. Just playing off each other. Whoever's got it going that's who we're going to go to so if I got it going tonight, you see he's just playing of me and when he's got it going I just play off of him. It's just about notifying who's hot and when they're hot and just keep attacking."- Cam Thomas
As Thomas noted, of the two, he was the one who "got it hot" during Brooklyn's matchup against the 76ers, as he finished with a whopping 40 points (seventh of his career) on 53.8 percent shooting from the floor and 45.5 percent shooting from distance, which led to Bridges (23 points) taking a backseat in the attempts department (trailed 16 to 26 in shots on the night compared to the guard).
A true give-and-take tandem, the Nets seem to have one of the game's more lethal scoring punches with these two in the lineup together.
Perhaps Thomas might once again be the top-billed offensive weapon during their next game against the Golden State Warriors this coming Monday, as he dropped 41 against them during their last matchup in December, though, with point guard Ben Simmons gradually getting integrated back into the lineup, Bridges could be in line for a monster showing himself.
Either way, the Dubs may have a real challenge on their hands trying to contain these two studs.