Just four days after being traded, Isaiah Thomas had a chance to get revenge against his former team on Monday night.
The ex-Suns point guard took advantage of that opportunity, scoring eight of his 21 points in the final 1:37 of regulation, helping the Celtics close out the Phoenix Suns with a 115-110 road win.
Thomas made several big plays in the game’s closing moments, making up for fourth quarter ejection on Sunday night against the Lakers. However, no sequence was bigger than Thomas converting a four-point play with the Celtics clinging to a 101-100 lead with 1:37 remaining in the contest.
The 5-foot-9 point guard drilled a 3-pointer from the wing while being fouled by new Suns point guard Brandon Knight. After hitting the jumper, Thomas took his time staring down the Suns bench.
In two games with Boston, Thomas is averaging 21 points, five assists and three rebounds in just 26 minutes. It’s early, but the more we see of Thomas, the more it looks like Danny Ainge stole the point guard from Phoenix by merely giving up a likely late first-round pick and an expiring contract for the 26-year-old.
With the win, the Celtics closed out their west coast road trip with a 1-2 record. Boston is back in action Wednesday night at the TD Garden against the lowly Knicks.