Isaiah Thomas breaks 46-year-old Celtics record, has Larry Bird in his sights

BY Andrew Lynch • February 17, 2017

Despite a controversial loss to the Chicago Bulls, there was one small reason for the Boston Celtics to celebrate on Thursday night.

With 29 points, Isaiah Thomas notched his 41st consecutive game of 20 points or more, breaking the Celtics franchise record John Havlicek set during the 1970-71 season.

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It's an incredible accomplishment for Thomas, but he has a long way to go to match the all-time NBA record of 126 consecutive games of 20 or more points set by Wilt Chamberlain from 1961 to 1963.

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After the game, the Celtics point guard dodged questions about his record-setting performance:

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Thomas is also right on Larry Bird's heels. Bird holds the Celtics' single-season scoring average record at 29.93 points per game in the 1987-88 season, while Thomas is averaging 29.87 points per game headed into the All-Star break.




With the Celtics facing one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA, 2016-17 could end up a truly historic campaign for Thomas.



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