Watch: 5ft 9 Isaiah Thomas rejects 6ft 11 DeMarcus Cousins at the rim

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Isaiah Thomas racked up 22 points and nine assists as he helped the Boston Celtics see off his old team, the Sacramento Kings, 128-119 on Sunday afternoon.

The 2016 All-Star's highlight play of the night, however, came on the defensive side of the ball and in rather surprising circumstances.

With the 6ft 11 inch DeMarcus Cousins attacking the rim in the third quarter, Thomas appeared out of nowhere to make an emphatic block. Standing at just 5ft 9 inches tall, it was no mean feat.


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Warning: It comes with some colourful language on Thomas' behalf:

Realistically, Cousins' alley-oop attempt probably wasn't going in anyway, but Thomas wasn't to know that as he made up ground to swat the ball away with his left hand.

Judging by Thomas' post-game comments, maybe his former teammate should have been expected it regardless:

"I did it a couple of times in practice (in Sacramento). You can put that on paper," Thomas said via ESPN when asked if he'd ever blocked Cousins before.

"No, we were joking around and, when I blocked it, it was good. We always joke around in the game and I was able to talk a little trash to him."

The play is just another reason why it is foolish to write off the 27-year-old due to his height and, rather surprisingly, it was the diminutive star's 28th career block.

Thomas is playing at a career-high level so far this season and is a pivotal reason behind Boston's rise to third spot in the Eastern Conference.

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