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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas defies belief with crazy behind-the-backboard shot

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Isaiah Thomas amazes fans every time he steps foot on the basketball court. As the smallest player in the league right now, he is setting an example for shorter people dreaming of making it to the NBA. 

Last season he became an All-Star and has managed to take his game to a new level in 2016/17 despite the Boston Celtics struggling out of the blocks. 

Thomas is averaging a career-high 26.1 points, 6.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds for the NBA's most famous franchise, who currently sit at 10-8. 

Despite Boston underwhelming, Thomas has been anything but. His passion and commitment have been on full display every night and he is developing into the sort of leader the Celtics need if they are to be truly competitive. 

The 27-year-old's ability to finish in traffic is one of the truly mind-boggling moves in the modern NBA. No player standing at 5'7 should be able to score under intense pressure from the best bigs in the league.

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But last night the former Phoenix man was evading the defence of Andre Drummond to put up points in the paint and keep Boston in contention against Detroit. 

However, that wasn't the best thing he did last night. In the third quarter, Thomas pulled off a crazy behind-the-backboard shot that brought the crowd in TD Garden to their feet.

The basket didn't count, but that doesn't take away from the beauty of it. We can watch it over and over again. 

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