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Matt Thomas scored a career-high 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-7 3PT, 4-5 FT) Monday. He also chipped in four rebounds and one assist over a team-high 37 minutes of play.
Thomas took full advantage of his extended run with the depleted Raptors Monday night. The rookie could continue to see increased usage as the seeding round wraps up before spending more time on the bench again once the playoffs start.
Matt Thomas provided 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-7 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 15 minutes in Sunday's 127-81 win over the Pacers.
Thomas finished with career-highs in scoring and threes in Sunday's win. With the game well out of hand, Thomas capitalized on the opportunity and was able to log double digit minutes for only the second time in his last five contests. Despite the solid showing, the 25-year old is not the radar in fantasy leagues and should be left on the waiver wire. The Raptors next scheduled game is Tuesday, home against the Bucks.
Matt Thomas is reportedly expected to be sidelined for four weeks after sustaining a fractured finger in the Raptors' game against Atlanta on Saturday. This update provides further context behind Thomas's absence during Toronto's 101-96 victory over Philadelphia on Monday.
Fortunately for Thomas, the fracture occurred on his non-shooting hand so he is still able to get work in and put up some shots, according to head coach Nick Nurse. The sharpshooter has been impressive so far throughout his rookie campaign; he's earned a limited role at just over 11 minutes per game, but he's come just as advertised by converting on 53.8% of his attempts from the land beyond. Overall, the Iowa State product has supplied averages of 4.8 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.1 rebounds per-game on 54.1% shooting.