With 30 seconds remaining in overtime Sunday night, Isaiah Thomas drained this three-pointer to put the Celtics up by seven points and essentially seal the victory:
This 3 from @Isaiah_Thomas to put the C's up 102-95 with 30 seconds left in overtime is too good not to watch again.https://t.co/raZ3En7Pp2— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 25, 2016
That came on the heels of his spectacular layup to tie things up at the end of regulation:
Isaiah Thomas turned this, right here, into a somewhat easy game-tying layup: pic.twitter.com/QrO0GNGT01— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 25, 2016
In the final moments of OT with the game in hand, Isaiah scored his 27th and 28th points of the evening at the free-throw line as chants of "MVP! MVP!" reigned down from the TD Garden crowd. The way this postseason has gone to this point, it didn't even feel that far-fetched:
Updated playoff scoring leaders:— CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) April 25, 2016
Isaiah Thomas - 28.3
Kyrie Irving - 27.5
Paul George - 26.3
Thomas also has the most total points through four games in the playoffs so far with 113, ahead of Irving (110), George (105), and a few other guys you may have heard of named James Harden (98), Kevin Durant (97), Russell Westbrook (94) and LeBron James (91).
After going just 12-of-36 from the floor during two losses in Atlanta, Thomas busted out of his shooting slump and guided the Celtics to a pair of wins in Boston to even the series:
Isaiah Thomas in Game 3 and 4: 70 points, 48.9% FG (23-of-47), 36.9% 3pt (7-of-19), 85% FT (17-of-20) in 80 minutes.— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) April 25, 2016
Thomas followed up his on-court heroics with some MVP behavior in the postgame press conference as well--the Celtics All Star brought his sons Jaden and James on stage with him, a la Steph and Riley Curry:
"Isaiah is the greatest basketball player."
I'm not going to argue with you right now, James.
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