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About Matthew Thomas

Matthew is a Canadian journalist based just outside of Toronto. A lifelong NBA fan and a youth basketball coach, Matthew lives and breathes NBA. A self-proclaimed Fantasy Basketball expert, Matthew is sure to provide witty, insightful and informative takes on the latest happenings around the NBA.

Matthew Thomas has written 652 articles so far, you can find them below.

Damyean Dotson has a Career Night Against the Heat

New York Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson came through with a few career-highs on Friday in MSG, including a new career-best 30 points with another career-high four made three-pointers on 12-for-21 shooting in the win. Dotson also had the best rebounding night of his career, pulling down 11 boards against Miami, while also adding one... Read More

2 years ago

Tim Hardaway Jr. Suffers a Left Ankle Sprain

New York Knicks guard/forward Tim Hardaway Jr. left Friday's matchup against the Heat with a sprained left ankle after an awkward landing towards the end of the third quarter. Hardaway Jr. was having a good game before the mishap, finishing with 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting, including four three-pointers made in the contest. He also... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle O'Quinn Pulls Out the Double-Double on Friday

New York Knicks center/power forward Kyle O'Quinn stuffed the stat-sheet on Friday, coming away with another double-double in the win over Miami. O'Quinn drained one triple in the contest, scoring 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting, while pulling down as many rebounds in his 21 minutes. He had a big game all around, as he also... Read More

2 years ago

Trey Burke Scores 17 Points in Big Win

New York Knicks point guard Trey Burke was feeling it again on Friday, finishing with 17 points against the Heat, knocking down one from deep, going 6-for-12 from the field in the game. Burke didn't limit his production to scoring, though, he also put up three rebounds, four assists and one steal, while committing two... Read More

2 years ago

Luke Kornet Gets Hot From Three

New York Knicks center Luke Kornet was dropping bombs on the Heat from downtown in Friday night's impressive win, scoring 17 points in the outing, going 6-for-11 from the field with four three-pointers made in the contest. Kornet nearly pulled off the double-double, but fell two rebounds short, as he went home with eight boards... Read More

2 years ago

Courtney Lee Drops 10 Points in 29 Minutes

New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee had a decent night in The Garden, but didn't do anything particularly impressive in the Knicks big win over Miami. Lee scored 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting, knocking down two triples in the game. He also pitched in three rebounds, four assists and one steal, while keeping his... Read More

2 years ago

Goran Dragic Nets 15 Points in Ugly Loss

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic scored a team-high 15 points on Friday, shooting 6-for-10 from the field, with one made three-pointer in the disappointing loss to the Knicks. Dragic didn't do much else in this one, adding just three rebounds, two assists and one steal to his line, while slipping up with two turnovers in... Read More

2 years ago

Hassan Whiteside Plays Just 17 Minutes

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside had another let down on Friday, playing just 17 minutes in the loss to the Knicks at MSG. Whiteside finished the game with just 14 points (6-for-13) and six rebounds, committing one turnover along the way in this one. He's recently voiced his frustrations with the coaching staff for his... Read More

2 years ago

James Johnson Scores 12 Points With Two Blocks

Miami Heat forward James Johnson did his best to help his team get the W in New York on Friday, but his 12 points were not even close to being enough to get the Heat over the hump in this one. Johnson shot 4-for-8 on the night, knocking down one triple in the loss. Apart... Read More

2 years ago

Kelly Olynyk Falls Short in New York

Miami Heat power forward/center Kelly Olynyk was one of many players on his team to have a forgettable performance on Friday, scoring 11 points on an inefficient 2-for-6 shooting, netting one three-pointer in the loss to the Knicks. Olynyk failed to notch any defensive stats in this one, but did grab four rebounds, one assist,... Read More

2 years ago

Wayne Ellington Struggles With Jumper on Friday

Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington had a rough night from the field on Friday, shooting just 3-for-9 on his way to 10 points, including two three-pointers made in the game. Ellington wasn't feeling it in this one at all and was only able to add four rebounds and two steals to the stat-sheet in... Read More

2 years ago

Damian Lillard Hurts Ankle in Loss

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard wasn't able to leave the contest unscathed on Tuesday, as he suffered a potentially serious injury to his left ankle in the loss to the Mavs. Lillard finished out the game but was reportedly carted from the locker room to the team bus afterwards. Lillard finished with 29... Read More

2 years ago

C.J. McCollum Struggles With his Shot on Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum was having a tough time getting his shot to fall against the Mavs, shooting just 7-for-18 from the field to finish with 16 points in the ugly loss. McCollum was helpful in other areas, however, accounting for four rebounds, eight assists and one steal while committing three turnovers in... Read More

2 years ago

Jusuf Nurkic Gets the Double-Double in Dallas

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had a big game against the Mavs on Tuesday, posting a double-double in the disappointing loss in Dallas. Nurkic was a super-efficient 7-for-8 from the field in this one, scoring 15 points on the night and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds for good measure. He also threw in... Read More

2 years ago

Shabazz Napier Drops 13 Points Off the Bench

Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier did his duty off the pine for the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting in this one while going a perfect 4-for-4 from downtown in the tough loss to Dallas. Napier didn't do a whole lot else in this one but added four assists, one rebound,... Read More

2 years ago

Al-Farouq Aminu Scores an Ugly 10 Points on Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers Al-Farouq Aminu scored 10 points on Tuesday on an ugly 4-for-13 shooting, going a sorry 2-for-10 from downtown in the loss to the Mavericks. Aminu was mildly productive elsewhere, adding six rebounds, two assists and one steal in his 32 minutes, but performances like these have owners assessing their options. He was... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Flirts With A Triple-Double

Dallas Maverick point guard Dennis Smith Jr. led his team in scoring on Tuesday night, scoring 18 points on a solid 8-for-16 shooting, including two three-pointers made in the big win over Portland. Smith was very effective in this one and nearly notched another triple-double on his rookie season, finishing with eight rebounds and eight... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Scores 15 Points With Not Much Else

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes put up a pretty hollow line against the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring 15 points with next to nothing else. Barnes shot 5-for-14 from the line with one three-pointer, as well as going 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the victory over Portland. He pulled down a quiet three rebounds... Read More

2 years ago

J.J. Barea Returns From Four-Game Absence on Tuesday

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea made his return for the Mavs after missing four games with a personal matter. Barea dropped 15 points on the Trail Blazers, connecting on three triples in the win, going 6-for-9 from the field in the game. He was effective everywhere you'd want him to be in this one, adding... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki Has a Rough Night From the Field

Dallas Mavericks power forward/center Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points in the win over Portland on Tuesday. Unfortunately, he took 14 shots to do it, going 5-for-14 from the field and 3-for-10 from three-point land in the game. On the bright side, Nowitzki did a little bit of everything in this one, adding four rebounds, one... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Does his Damage in Just 18 Minutes

Dallas Mavericks center/power forward Dwight Powell took full advantage of teammate Nerlens Noel's suspension on Tuesday, scoring 12 points against the Blazers while shooting 5-for-8 from the field in the win. Powell pulled down six rebounds as well while chipping in one assist and one steal on the other side of the floor. With Noel... Read More

2 years ago

Yogi Ferrell Drops 15 Points in 18 Minutes

Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell brought some nice energy off the bench for his team in their win over the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring 15 points on a clean 6-for-9 shooting, going 3-for-5 from behind the arc in the contest. Ferrell did most of his damage in the scoring column in this one, posting just... Read More

2 years ago

Russell Westbrook Falls One Rebound Shy of Triple-Double

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another monster stat-line on Friday, but wasn't able to get his team the W in the overtime loss to Denver. Westbrook scored an inefficient 33 points against the Nuggets, hitting four three-pointers along the way in this one. He also did a lot of damage passing the... Read More

2 years ago

Carmelo Anthony Just Misses a Double-Double on Friday

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony played quite well for his team on Friday, scoring 23 points on 9-for-21 shooting, including five three-pointers in the loss to the Nuggets. Anthony didn't register any assists on the night, but was active on the defensive end with a steal and a block, while pulling down nine rebounds... Read More

2 years ago

Paul George Snags Three Steals in Loss

Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Paul George had a tough night from the field on Friday, shooting just 4-for-12 from the floor to finish with 13 points, including one make from deep in the loss to Denver. George looked a bit better on the other side of the court, coming away with three steals in this... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Millsap Blows Up for 36 Points in Big Win

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap had his best game since his return on Friday, notching 36 points against the Thunder, knocking down two three's in the win, going a stellar 13-for-18 from the field on the night. Millsap didn't log any defensive numbers in this one, but did haul in nine rebounds in the contest,... Read More

2 years ago

Nikola Jokic Fills The Stat-Sheet on Friday

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had another impressive performance on Friday against the Thunder, dropping 23 points in the win, shooting 11-for-22 from the field, with one three-pointer made in the game. Jokic didn't just get buckets in this one, though, he also yanked down 16 rebounds, while putting up six assists, one steal and... Read More

2 years ago

Will Barton Gets Loose in OKC

Denver Nuggets guard/forward Will Barton was a busy man on Friday, scoring 18 points on the Thunder, shooting 7-for-15 from the field, netting one make from deep in the win. Barton didn't do anything on defense, but managed to account for seven rebounds and five assists in his 40 minutes. Will The Thrill is solid... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Lights Up the Bulls With 31 Points

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon made the most out of his extra responsibilities on offense on Tuesday night, torching the lowly Bulls with 31 points on 11-for-17 shooting while splashing home a red-hot eight three-pointers in the win. Gordon reserved most of his efforts to getting buckets in this one, adding only one rebound,... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Handles the Rock A Lot More in James Harden's Absence

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul was back to being the No. 1 ball handler for his team on Tuesday with James Harden getting the night off. Paul didn't disappoint either, looking like his vintage self, satisfying his owners' needs with a nice double-double en route to the win over Chicago. He finished with three... Read More

2 years ago

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