Although the Celtics weren't able to take care of business yesterday against the Milwaukee Bucks, there were a couple of big achievements made by Isaiah Thomas in last night's game. After hitting 5 threes against the Bucks Isaiah took the spot atop the Celtics all-time three pointers made in a single season from none other than the shimmy-shaker himself, Antoine Walker:
CELTICS – MOST 3’S SINGLE SEASON— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 30, 2017
1. Walker ’02 – 222
THOMAS ’17 - 222
3. Walker ’01 – 221
4. Pierce ’02 – 210
5. Allen ’09 – 199
Grande's tweet came just after Thomas tied the record, but he did eclipse it later with another made three. Walker held the mark since the 2000-01 when he set captured it with 221 made threes, only to beat his own effort the following season by 1 with 222. Thomas now has 223 made this season with another 7 games to go so expect that margin to grow significantly in the coming weeks.
Walker still holds claim to both the Celtics record for most threes attempted in a single game at 17 and most attempted in a single season with 645. Thomas would have to jack up quite a few shots from deep over the next several games to even sniff Antoine's single season attempts record as he sits now at 573 for the year, so it would seem Walker will hold his place in the history books for launching threes for the foreseeable future.
As for another big milestone, Thomas has joined the Celtics single season 2000 points club in total Isaiah fashion:
With this bucket, Isaiah Thomas becomes the sixth Celtic ever to score 2,000 points in a single season. 👀 pic.twitter.com/iLFbEaB4Qd— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 30, 2017
The nifty take to the rim, knocked to the floor, no foul call - yup, he's been doing that all year. Eclipsing 2000 points in a single season puts IT up in a group with some of the best to ever don the green & white:
Isaiah Thomas 6th Celtic ever to score 2k points in single season joining Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek, Kevin McHale, & Sam Jones! pic.twitter.com/o5A0cWvq7z— Celtics News (@CelticsNewsNBA) March 30, 2017
That's some good company.
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