Cam Thomas continued scoring another 40 points and became the youngest player to do so.
A couple of days ago, LeBron James became too close to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record, and now it’s showtime for Cam Thomas. He set the mark by scoring 43 points, but his team lost by 116-112 to the Suns. He is the youngest player to score 40 points in three consecutive games. The last time sometime did this was in 1997 by Allen Iverson.
Thomas, who is 21 years and 117 days, started his 40 points journey against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, he scored 44 points in that match. Then he scored 47 points against Clippers on Monday, but unfortunately, his team lost the game. And yesterday, he again scored 43 points against the Suns.
Right now, Thomas’s average is more than 44 points, and most of his points come from the field, with a shooting percentage of 56. He hit 14 of 25, so it is quite early to judge for the next weekend’s game, but what about another three-point contest? Excluding scoring 40 points, this young winger made other impacts on the game as well. He was successful in assisting 11 times and grabbing 15 rebounds in the last three matches. In the last three games, he had a successful rating of 56% from the field, as the combination was 42 for 75. Yesterday, he got 18 out of 20 free attempts successful. So, will he be able to catch LeBron James? As of now, Thomas has scored 954 points, and he needs a total of 37,436 points more to catch LeBron James. If he continues like this, with a 40 average, he needs another 851 games and almost 10 years to be at the top.