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NBA's leading scorer doesn't even start for Nets


The Brooklyn Nets can proudly boast they have the highest scoring player in the league, albeit after just one game. 

That's right, Cam Thomas with his 36-point outburst off the bench has earned the top scorer designation.

Thomas' 36 is the most points scored in a season opener by a player off the bench in NBA history.

Thomas became the first Net since Cliff T. Robinson scored 45 on March 9, 1980, to score more than 40 points of the bench last year on February 4, 2023 against the Wizards when he dropped 44. 

Thomas' minutes have been a major talking point at the start of the season as head coach Jacque Vaughn refused to play the talented scorer for any significant minutes in last year's playoffs sweep at the hands of the Sixers.

Thomas looks to have a more integral role and now the challenge remains how will Vaughn avoid a second straight loss when Brooklyn visits Kyrie Irving in Dallas on Friday. 


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