The Isaiah Thomas era in Boston got off to a tremendous start last week and the locals aren’t the only ones taking note of it. On Monday, the point guard became the first Celtic of the 2014-15 season to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Thomas led the Celtics to a three-game winning streak last week before a near-upset of the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. The 5-foot-9 former Sun averaged 22.0 points and 6.5 assists over those contests, setting the tone for a Celtics’ offense that posted 109.4 points per game during the stretch.
Thomas is the first Celtic to receive the Player of the Week award since Jared Sullinger last February. Former Celtic Jordan Crawford also earned the honor last December before being traded to the Golden State Warriors.
Via NBA PR, here’s the full breakdown of Thomas’ top performances from last week:
Feb. 23 @ Phoenix: Scored 21 points and added seven assists in a 115-110 win over the Suns.
Feb. 25 vs. New York: Tallied 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds during a 115-94 win over the Knicks.
Feb. 27 vs. Charlotte: Posted a season-high 28 points and added seven assists in a 106-98 win over the Hornets.
With the help of Thomas and fellow new addition Jonas Jerebko, the Celtics put together a 7-4 month of February, the first winning month of Brad Stevens’ coaching tenure in Boston.
The Celtics also recognized the award on their Instagram account.