Thomas finished with 24 points (8-14 FG, four assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 148-124 loss to the Thunder. Thomas was the only Cavaliers player to look engaged, finishing with a season-high 24 points. The team was blown out in the first quarter and were never able to get back into the game. The fact he was able to see 26 minutes of court time in a blowout loss is a good indication that he is progressing well in his recovery from a hip injury. He will get a night off before the team travels to San Antonio to face the Spurs.
Thomas tallied 21 points (6-15 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes in Thursday's 104-103 victory over the Magic. Thomas has yet to boast a solid efficiency from the floor in any of the contests he has played, but it is encouraging to continue to see his point production rise further removed from injury. While he may not attempt 10 threes every night, he has shown that even with the best player in the league on his team, he can still produce with the opportunities he gets. Look for Thomas to take a big step in the right direction soon, and take the Cavs team as a whole with him.
Thomas (rest) registered 19 points (8-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and one rebound across 32 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. Thomas was back in action after receiving the night off for rest on Friday against the Pacers. The 28-year-old logged a season-high amount of minutes in the process, certainly an encouraging development with respect to the overall fitness of his surgically repaired hip. Thomas has managed three double-digit scoring efforts in the five games he's seen action in thus far, even though his shot is undeniably still a work in progress; factoring in Monday's contest, he's shot no better than 38.1 percent in the last three games.
Thomas will return to action Monday after resting Friday against the Pacers, Cavs broadcaster Fred McLeod reports. Cleveland held Thomas out of Friday's contest on the second night of a back-to-back, but the expectation all along was that he'd be back in the lineup for Monday's meeting with the defending champs. Thomas struggled mightily in his last game against Toronto on Thursday, finishing with just four points on 2-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes.
Thomas, as expected, will rest and not play during Friday's contest against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The Cavs are continuing to exercise caution with Thomas, who is coming off a hip injury, resting him on back-to-backs. With Dwyane Wade (rest) also sidelined, Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver are all candidates to see additional run.
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