Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is showing that the NBA’s isn’t just a tall man’s game, and he had another stellar performance against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
After another 28-point outing, Thomas has bumped his per game scoring average to 28.2, with almost 10 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Not only is he fourth in the league in scoring, but he’s arguably the most clutch player you can throw out there.
Boston pulled out the 103-101 win on Friday because of Thomas, who pulled up for the game-sealing deuce over Kent Bazemore with 2.4 seconds left.
Among all the players who have played in more than 10 clutch time situations, only Russell Westbrook (6.0) averages more points than Thomas (4.6). The NBA considers the last five minutes of a game where the point differential is five or less clutch, and, more remarkably, IT is shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 45.5 from three in that time.
Boston improved to 25-15 after downing the Hawks, putting them a-game-and-a-half back of the Toronto Raptors for the second seed.
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