After putting forth a magnificent performance against the stingy Philadelphia 76ers Saturday evening, dropping a whopping 40 points in what ultimately was a commanding 136-121 win, Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas fell back down to earth Monday in what was a rather polar opposite outing.
Despite boasting the 10-worst defense in the entire league, the Golden State Warriors held the captivating two guard to just 18 points on a wildly inefficient 19.0 percent shooting from the floor, including a 0-for-6 shooting clip from distance.
Though from the outside looking in the Dubs seemed to play stupendous defense through all 48 minutes of action, as they were quick to close-outs and had a nose for effectively protecting the rim (finished with eight blocks on the night), when asked during his postgame presser how the defense was able to slow him down Thomas rather bluntly refrained from giving them any credit for his underwhelming offensive play.
Nets guard Cam Thomas says Warriors did 'nothing' to slow him down
"They ain't do nothing at all. I was just missing. [I] went to the basket, didn't get some calls I would have liked to have had but, no, they ain't do nothing."- Cam Thomas
Despite what Thomas' comments would suggest, outside from a few exceptions, the majority of his attempts on the night came against tight coverage, with none of his four makes on the night coming off of clean looks.
Of course, he was by no means the only member of the Nets who found themselves swarmed and, ultimately, impacted by the defensive efforts put forth by the Warriors, as the team as a whole shot a putrid 38.2 percent from the floor and 31.0 percent from distance.
With this loss, Brooklyn drops to 20-29 on the season and are two wins behind the Atlanta Hawks for the 10 and final seed in the Play-In Tournament picture.