Cam Thomas put on a scoring clinic with a 40-point performance as the Brooklyn Nets (20-28) cruised to a commanding 136-121 victory over the depleted Philadelphia 76ers (30-18) on Saturday night. The 22-year-old guard has been on a scoring tear, averaging an impressive 36.3 points in his last four games.

The absence of Joel Embiid, sidelined due to a left meniscus injury, proved crucial for Philadelphia, which struggled to contain Thomas.

Mikal Bridges contributed 23 points, guiding the Nets to break a nine-game losing streak against the 76ers.

Lonnie Walker IV added 20 points for the Nets, contributing to their third win in four games after facing a challenging stretch with 10 losses in 12 outings.

Former 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons, met with boos at Wells Fargo Center, failed to score but made an impact with nine rebounds and five assists in just 14 minutes.

Tyrese Maxey, coming off a career-high 51-point performance, led the short-handed 76ers with 23 points, but his efforts weren’t enough.

Philadelphia struggled without key players, including Tobias Harris, Nicolas Batum, DeAnthony Melton, and Robert Covington.