Elite Youth Ryan O’Reilly Jersey For the season, Thomas is now averaging a career-best 26.6 points over 33.3 minutes per game. Thomas is seventh in the NBA in scoring — sitting ahead of a group that includes Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry — and second in the Eastern Conference behind only Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (27.9). Zoom in closer and Thomas ranks third in the league in fourth-quarter scoring, averaging 8.1 points per game in that frame.
He sits behind only Portland’s Damian Lillard (8.2) and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook (9.8), two players that log more fourth-quarter minutes than Thomas. What’s more, the Celtics own an absurd fourth-quarter offensive rating of 124.5 when Thomas is on the floor (and his fourth-quarter usage rate of 41.5 percent is third behind only Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins at 42.3 percent and Westbrook at 52.2).
Authentic Andy Lee Jersey A short time later in overtime, Conley got the ball with the Grizzlies down three in the final seconds. This time, Conley managed to penetrate, but Bradley shuffled laterally and eventually forced Conley to reset all the way back beyond the 3-point line. Again, Conley drove and forced up a shot near the paint that wasn’t close. Boston emerged with a 112-109 triumph.
Understandably overshadowed by the offensive exploits of backcourt partner Isaiah Thomas, Bradley’s late-game defense was nearly as spectacular as Thomas’ 44-point outburst. According to the NBA’s player-tracking data, Bradley successfully defended all five shot attempts against him in the fourth quarter and overtime. That included routinely bottling up Conley, who matched Thomas shot-for-shot during one stretch of the fourth quarter.