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akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

WASHINGTON — For as much scoring prowess he has shown during his year-long star turn, Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas had never been known for his prudent shot selection. However, his timely shots on Wednesday were welcome sights to Brooklyn as it gave the Nets a winning streak while stopping a modest one of its opponent.

Thomas scored 38 points, including two jumpers on back-to-back possessions in overtime, to lead the Nets to a thrilling 122-119 win over the Washington Wizards inside Capital One Arena. Dennis Schröder had 21 points and eight assists while Mikal Bridges scored 19 as the Nets won their second consecutive game while ending Washington’s three-game winning streak.

Thomas also has seven assists, but his biggest contributions came as a scorer as he went 14-of-27 from the field on the evening.

“I’m playing him at the point some. I love him at the point,” said Nets interim head coach Kevin Ollie. “He’s doing a great job, to just give us another added dimension out there, if I can get him some minutes at the point.”

Both teams had chances to win the game before overtime, but the Wizards’ Deni Avdija had a shot blocked by Brooklyn’s Nic Claxton before the Nets came down the court and, right before the buzzer, had a three-pointer missed by Schröder to send the game to overtime at 112.

Jordan Poole led the Wizards with 38 points, while also dishing out eight assists and grabbing seven rebounds. Kyle Kuzma had 24 points and 10 assists while Avdija had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Friday’s event, with all photos taken by ALOST staff photographer Timothy Rice. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 21 pictures in total.

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