Isaiah Thomas is unreal.
The Boston Celtics diminutive point guard dropped 53 points Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards, propelling his squad to a 129-119 victory in overtime and taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven second round series.
With this performance, Thomas firmly entrenched himself among the countless Celtics greats — becoming the fourth player in franchise history to score 50 or more in a playoff game and the first since Ray Allen did it in 2009.
Thomas drilled two clutch free throws with 14 seconds remaining in the game to tie it all up 114-114. Washington failed to score on their ensuing possession and the game went into overtime. Thomas had 20 total points in the fourth quarter.
In the extra session, Thomas scored nine points on 4-4 shooting from the field, including an and-one dagger that gave him 50 points for the night and more importantly put the Celtics ahead 125-119 with 1:07 to go.
Thomas in the fourth quarter and overtime combined totaled scored 29 points. The Washington Wizards as a team scored just 30 in that same time frame.
The game two stellar showing also came on the same day as his late sister, Chyna’s birthday, — which Thomas revealed after the game.
Here’s a look at Thomas’ final stats for the game:
Field Goals Made: 18
Three Pointers Made: 5
Here’s a few looks at Thomas’ magical performance Tuesday night:
Thomas Crosses Up Markieff Morris in Overtime For an And-One Dagger
#4 Weaves Between Two Wizards in Overtime to Give Him 46 on the Night
Thomas — Who Finished Second in the League in 4th Quarter Scoring — Stays True to His Reputation
More Fourth Quarter Magic From Thomas
Thomas Lets the Wizards Know Early and Often That it’s His Night