On Tuesday night, Isaiah Thomas had one of the best performances in the playoffs in NBA history, helping the Boston Celtics to a Game 2 victory against the Washington Wizards and take a 2-0 lead in the series.
The Celtics defeated the Wizards 129-119 in overtime, and Thomas had a fantastic night scoring 53 points with four rebounds and four assists. 29 of those points came in the fourth quarter and overtime.
This is the most amount of points any player has scored in the NBA playoffs since Philadelphia's Allen Iverson scored 55 points vs. Hornets back in 2003.
Thomas' 53 was also the most a point guard has ever scored in a single game in the playoffs, and he became just the fifth player in Celtics' history to score 50 or more points in a playoff game, missing John Havlicek's team record by one point as well. His performances have not gone underappreciated.
On the MyTeam feature of the NBA 2k17 video game, the 28-year-old has been given a card upgrade in recognition for his 53 points performance.
Thomas was awarded a 97 rated card for his Game 2 performance against Washington, five points higher than his previous best card from the end of last year, and 18 points higher than his first card from the start of the season.
It's hard to see him being rated as only 79 on the next 2k video game!
Thomas dedicated his excellent performance to his late sister, Chyna, who sadly died two weeks ago after she was involved in a single-vehicle accident near their native Tacoma, Washington. Her funeral took place last Saturday.
From 45 minutes of game time, IT was 18-of-33 shooting (5-for-12 from beyond the arc) and went 12-for-13 from the charity stripe. He also had three steals. After performances like this, it's hard to not see the Celtics star getting a nice and fitting contract once his current deal was up.