BOSTON (CBS) — After helping the Celtics to a 4-0 week, Isaiah Thomas received some recognition from the league on Monday.
Thomas was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20.3 points, seven assists and 4.5 rebounds in Boston’s four victories from February 1-4.READ MORE: Critically Endangered Right Whale Population Drops To An Estimated 336; Lowest In 20 Years
Here’s a look at Thomas’ week, which included a very big game against the best team in the conference:
Feb. 2 @ New York: Thomas scored 20 points to go with eight assists and five rebounds in a 97-89 victory against the Knicks.
Feb. 3 vs. Detroit: Thomas finished with 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds in a 102-95 win over the Pistons.
Feb. 5 @ Cleveland: Thomas led the Celtics with 22 points to go with four assists and four rebounds in a 104-103 win over the Cavaliers.READ MORE: Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 6-11 Has 'Strong Immune Response'
Feb. 7 vs. Sacramento: The Boston guard had his second straight 22-point game, plus nine assists and four rebounds, in a 128-119 victory against the Kings.
Thomas, averaging a team-high 21.4 points and 6.6 assists per game this season, will play in his first NBA All-Star game in Toronto on Sunday as a reserve for the Eastern Conference. He’ll also take part in the skills competition on Saturday.
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The Celtics have won nine of their last 10 and improved to 31-22 on the season with their four-win week. They currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference.MORE NEWS: Brockton High School Adds Metal Detectors, Bag Searches To Updated Safety Precautions