The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star player, Isaiah Thomas, made his comeback in the competitive basketball on Tuesday night between the match between Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas made an impressive comeback with six baskets in his first match after a long time and contributing in Cleveland’s impressing 127-110 victory.
He made 16 points on 6 for 12 shooting overall. He also made 2 for 7 from three-point range.
For past several months, Thomas tended to his injured hip, spent hours in workout, and practiced at the team’s practice facility and waited for his debut with Cleveland. The long gap did not show any effect on his game and a crash on the floor when he tried to split Portland’s Farouq Aminu and Damian Lillard did not seem to hinder his performance.
On Wednesday night, Cleveland will be playing against Boston; however Thomas won’t be playing this match. It might bring some amount of disappointment to his fans and followers but looking at the long run it will be a wise decision.
Thomas’s return to Cleveland has certain other effects as well. His return will offload the responsibility of scoring and creating from LeBron James’s shoulders. His return also means that Cleveland shouldn’t have to play Jose Calderon or Derrick Rose.
According to Washington Post, Thomas’s return will increase margin for error for Cleveland. Without Thomas, Cleveland will most likely hit the NBA finals and lose third time to Warriors. With Thomas, the result will most likely remains the same; however the distance between Cleveland and Golden State might shrink marginally.