Isaiah Thomas scored career-high 44 points to go along with six assists, three rebounds and two steals as the Celtics win after overtime in Memphis. This was probably the biggest victory thus far in the season for Boston. Thomas scored 36 points in 2nd half with 24 coming just in 4rd quarter and overtime. He did it despite taking just 16 shots as he hit seven 3-pointers and was perfect 17/17 from the free throw line. Watch the full highlights and inspiring post-game interview above!
Al Horford helped Thomas and the Celtics big way, posting solid double-double as he scored 17 points and grabbed season-high 14 rebounds. Horford also got three assists and played good defense on Marc Gasol, helding him to 8/22 from the field. The only thing missing was Al's three-point shooting as he hit only one 3-pointer on eight tries, altough he did hit 7/11 in two-point shots.
Avery Bradley had 16 points on the night which was the 3rd best score on the team but it was his signature defense on Mike Conley that highlighted his performance. Bradley was all over Grizzlies point guard in the crunchtime despite having already commited five fouls and, boy, was he locking him down.
Bradley's defense on Conley was like crème de la crème of Celtics defensive efforts in this game. They had some up and downs but overall showed pretty good D, forcing 13 turnovers and getting seven steals and five blocks on the night. Watch the best defensive plays below!
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Tomasz Kordylewski 12/21/2016 02:35:00 PM Tweet Edit