Isaiah Thomas Is the Biggest X-Factor in the NBA Playoffs

April 5th, 2016 by William Brabrook Leave a reply »

In the 2012 playoffs, the No. 4 seed Boston Celtics went on an improbable playoff run, coming within one game of the NBA Finals in what would prove to be the last game together for Boston's legendary "Big Three." 

Four seasons later, Isaiah Thomas has the opportunity to lead the Celtics on another deep playoff run. But this time, it doesn't seem quite as improbable.

The 2016 Celtics are a very talented team on both ends of the floor. Their 105.7 points per game average ranks No. 5 in the league, while their defensive rating of 103.4 is good for No. 4.

They have an extensive list of quality wins, including road victories against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. 

Boston's playoff potential is limitless, and Thomas can lead the way.

The 27-year-old's leap from talented scorer to undoubted NBA All-Star has been nothing short of sensational. His 22.3 points per game ranks No. 13 in the league, and though his 6.3 assists per game isn't an amazing stat, he has shown a Rajon Rondo-esque ability to make timely passes to the open shooter ...

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