June 15, 2024

Although it hasn’t happened much, this is how it should work: Mikal Bridges and Cam Thomas play well together. Every player in the Nets’ unexpected victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers two days prior had a game with at least 25 points, five assists, and five rebounds. According to Brian Lewis, it was actually the first time the Brooklyn Nets backcourt achieved such totals in a single game. Tuesday.

Recently, Bridges’ slump and Thomas’ ailments have both caused problems for the Nets.

Indeed, Bridges has appeared worn out. His play drastically declined after a period following the All-Star Break during which he challenged Steph Curry in 3-point shooting. Before playing on Sunday, Bridges had only averaged 15.9 points in his previous 11 games on 37/30/69 shooting splits. Johnson, who has missed six straight games due to ankle problems, was back in the starting lineup on Saturday.

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