Isaiah Thomas has been playing some absolutely sensational basketball through the 2016-17 season. The Boston Celtics' star point guard earned was named an All-Star for the second straight year, and look no further than his scoring to understand why.
IT leads the Eastern Conference with 29.9 points per game, which is second in the NBA only to James Harden's 30.8 ppg.
We all know that Thomas' ability to get buckets late in the game has earned The Little Guy the title of King of the Fourth. It's thanks to his incredible fourth quarter performances that he's on track to reach a Celtics milestone.
Most Consecutive 20+ point games - Celtics History— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 4, 2017
John Havlicek 40
Isaiah Thomas 34*
Kevin McHale 30
IT has now scored 20+ points for 34 straight games. Six more games and Thomas will tie Celtics/NBA legend John Havlicek.
That is beyond ridiculous. Thomas has played in 46 games (he missed four with a quad injury) and only scoring below 20 points once all year.
That 18-point game was against the Golden State Warriors way back on Nov. 18, which also happened to be his lowest minute total all season while playing without Jae Crowder and Al Horford.
I'd like to think that this is fate, as IT will look to push past the 34 mark by beating a certain No. 34 that held Boston's heart before it was IT Time, Paul Pierce.
Oh yes, this Sunday is a New Englander's ultimate dream. Isaiah Thomas will continuing to make his mark in the NBA and the Celtics organization.