The Boston Celtics almost blew a 20-point lead against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, but Isaiah Thomas wouldn't let that happen. With the game tied late in the fourth quarter, Thomas played hero yet again, making a jumper off the dribble over the outstretched hands of Kent Bazemore to secure a 103-101 victory.


Bazemore's wingspan is about 7 feet, and Thomas is 5-9, but the Celtics guard always knows how to get his shot off and rarely misses in important moments like this.

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That jumper accounted for two of Thomas' 13 points in the final frame. He leads all NBA players in fourth-quarter scoring, which is just one of the many arguments you can make for him potentially starting in the All-Star Game.

Thomas finished with 28 points on 9-for-21 shooting, plus nine assists and four rebounds. This is a routine stat line for him now, and these fourth-quarter explosions suddenly seem normal, too.