Isaiah Thomas will remind you of Larry Bird with this putback

Thomas followed in Larry Bird's footsteps with two of his 38 points on Wednesday night.

Fans cheer after a 3-pointer by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4), as referee Mike Callahan cuts in front of retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., in plaid shirt, during the second half of the Celtics' NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Celtics defeated the Wizards 117-108. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Isaiah Thomas celebrates with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. –AP

Isaiah Thomas has spent the 2016-17 season rewriting portions of the Celtics record books, which includes topping some of Larry Bird’s best performances (most points in a quarter). On Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, he followed in Bird’s footsteps once more.

The 5-foot-9 point guard rebounded his own miss in midair during his 20-point fourth quarter and put the ball back in off the glass, all in one motion.

The play should look very familiar to Celtics fans, since it is eerily reminiscent to one of the most memorable shots in Bird’s career during the 1981 NBA Finals.


Incredibly, Thomas also pulled off the feat from the other side of the floor in the third quarter.

The fun sequence highlighted another memorable night for the All-Star. Thomas carried the shorthanded hosts with a game-high 38 points in the 117-108 win over the Wizards, bringing back fond memories of Larry Legend for Celtics fans in the process.

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