Celtics Take #2 Seed From Raptors. Stevens Could Coach East All-Stars, Isaiah Thomas a Legit MVP Can
It took them three and a half months, but the Boston Celtics have finally grabbed the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference thanks in large part to the recent struggles of their Atlantic Division rivals, the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics will look to collect their fourth straight win when they welcome the Detroit Pistons to town tonight.
The heroics of Isaiah Thomas are a major reason for Boston’s rise up the standings. The diminutive point guard is now second in franchise history with 31 straight games of 20 or more points after finishing with 37 in a 112-108 overtime triumph over Milwaukee on Saturday. Only Hall of Famer John Havlicek owns a longer streak than Thomas (40 games).
Isaiah Thomas Is A Legit MVP Candidate
Detroit will be attempting to avoid suffering its third straight loss after falling to the lowly Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat. The Pistons were one of the better defensive teams in the league in the first two months of the campaign but have been declining in a major way on that end of the floor lately. Stan Van Gundy’s crew allowed the Heat to shoot a scorching 53.2 percent from the floor – including 14 of 28 from downtown – in Saturday’s setback.
The Pistons endured a 116-103 loss at the hands of the Heat on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Reggie Jackson at American Airlines Arena.
Isaiah Thomas poured in 37 points for Boston on Saturday, as they defeated Milwaukee 112-108 at Bradley Center.
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