Isaiah Thomas named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The NBA has named Isaiah Thomas as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after playing some tremendous basketball in the Celtics' latest stretch:

Thomas led the Celtics to a 4-0 week, including a road victory against the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 20.3 points (12th in the East), 7.0 assists (tied for fourth in the conference) and 4.5 rebounds. On Feb. 7, the Celtics' point guard capped his week by recording 22 points, nine assists, four rebounds, two steals and only one turnover as Boston defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-119 for its ninth victory in 10 games. Thomas, a first-time NBA All-Star selection, will appear in the 65th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

What a streak it's been for Isaiah lately. He was named an All-Star just over a week ago and now the NBA has named him player of the week. It's really great to see Thomas getting the honor and credit he deserves after being the catalyst in one of the best stretches of basketball that the Celtics have played in nearly three years.

The Celts have won 9 out of their last 10 basketball games and are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference at 31-22. Things are certainly trending upwards for the team and Thomas has been the leader of the surge for the Cs. Hopefully this is just one of many awards that Isaiah will garner throughout the year.

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