Mar 23, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Marcus Thornton (10) celebrates with forward Paul Pierce (34) during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Nets defeated the Mavericks 107-104 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Marcus Thornton splits double team on nice bucket (GIF)

The Brooklyn Nets went out on a limb and acquired Marcus Thornton at the trade deadline to add some youth and scoring to their offense. While he hadn’t really come into his own in Sacramento, Thornton has caught on with the Nets and is starting to payoff in the playoffs.

We saw some of his Brooklyn blossoming on Friday night against the Raptors as he split a double team while driving to the basket.

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The play is going to make a lot of Kings fans upset, but Thornton is flourishing a lot better in Brooklyn and oner team’s young bust is another’s playoff gem and that’s the case with Brooklyn and Thornton.

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