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Cam Thomas scores 37 points, Nets hold off Rockets 106-104

Sat, Jan 27, 2024
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Cam Thomas scores 37 points, Nets hold off Rockets 106-104

NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Thomas scored 37 points and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Houston Rockets 106-104 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Nets led by 28 points in the second quarter, with the Rockets rallying to cut it to one with seconds left.

Thomas shot 11 for 19 from the field and made 12 of 13 free throws.

Mikal Bridges and Dorian Finney-Smith each had 19 points, and Nic Claxton added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Brooklyn. The Nets never trailed.

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Finney-Smith, who shot 7 for 12 from the field, including 4 for 8 from the 3-point line, injured his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.

Jalen Green, Dillan Brooks and Cam Whitmore each had 19 points for the Rockets, They have lost seven of their last 10 games.

Brooklyn appeared to have sealed it after a Dennis Smith Jr.'s free throw extended the lead 107-97 with 19 seconds.

Sengun was fouled under the basket and converted both shots and Amen Thompson stole Spencer Dinwiddie's inbound pass and hit a 3-pointer from the corner to make it 103-102.

Thomas then made a pair of free throws and VanVleet was fouled on the ensuing possession, making one free throw to cut the lead down to 105-102.

Segun made it 105-104 after he was fouled while trying to recover the ball after VanVleet missed a free throw. Dinwiddie was fouled on the inbound play and made one free throw.

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