That was incredible.
At one point during the fourth quarter of Boston’s Game 2 win over Washington, Isaiah Thomas decided he was done with the Wizards. So Thomas turned into the King In The Fourth as he’s done all season. Then, when the game went to overtime, the Celtics’ talisman kept up his assault on Washington’s defense.
In the end, Boston beat Washington, 129-119. Thomas had 53 points. Twenty-nine of those came in the fourth quarter and overtime – for reference, the Wizards scored 30 between the two frames. He became the seventh player to score at least 53 points in a playoff game, joining a list of six Hall of Famers. He also made this shot, which perfectly shows how locked in Thomas was, because he shot the ball after losing it in mid-air.