A thriller March NBA basketball game took place last night between the Celtics and the Cavaliers. Playoff-like atmosphere for sure as there wasn’t an empty seat at the TD Garden. Lebron finished the night with 28 points and a triple double and the Celtics still pulled the game out 103-99. Even Kyrie finished with 28 as well but passed for a mere one assist. That isn’t necessarily something you want coming from your point guard.
Other than the Celtics beating the Cavs at home for the first time since April 2015 and drawing within just two games of the #1 seed in the East, the storyline again continues to be what Isaiah Thomas has been doing. It is bananaland. From the last pick in the 2011 NBA draft to becoming a legit MVP candidate. At 5 ft. 9 inches, Thomas is averaging 29.6 points per game- second only to Russell Westbrook’s 31.2. Lebron is a obviously the best player on the planet and an MVP candidate every single season but in a year where Westbrook and James Harden are having historic years nearly averaging triple doubles, it is crazy that Isaiah Thomas is a legit MVP candidate. As of February 27th, Thomas has been averaging 10.5 points per game in the 4th quarter. That would be the most in NBA history. And here is a big middle finger to the people who say he doesn’t play defense. You are thinking of Steph Curry.
Side note, it was awesome to see Bill Belichick sitting on the court right next to the hoop. On a play when Lebron went leaping into the stands at Bill, Lebron purposely braced his landing in a sign of respect to Bill. The respect was mutual.