Isaiah Thomas’ Crazy No-Look Pass Might Be Best Assist Of NBA Season (Video)


Feb 25, 2016

BOSTON — It’s easy to lose Isaiah Thomas in a crowd, but don’t be fooled by the 5-foot-9 guard’s stature: He has incredible court vision.

Thomas proved as much late in the Boston Celtics’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. With Boston’s lead all the way down to four and less than a minute remaining, Thomas drove to his left and tossed what seemed like a wild pass behind his head without looking.

Except that “wild” pass landed right in the hands of Jae Crowder, who calmly drained a corner 3-pointer to all but seal Boston’s 112-107 win.

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“I saw (Crowder) before I threw it, but when I threw it I couldn’t see him any┬ámore,” Thomas explained after the game. “I’m glad he stayed in that corner and made me look good.”

Thomas’ miracle pass — his seventh assist of the night — couldn’t have come at a better time, as Boston was struggling to maintain a lead over the lowly Bucks. It also drew plenty of praise from his teammates, including Jared Sullinger, who took some liberties in estimating Thomas’ height.

“That was impressive,” Sullinger said. “He’s 5-foot-2, and for him to throw it over, I think it was Giannis (Antetokounmpo), Greg Monroe and Jabari Parker, all guys that have 20-plus inches on him? That’s impressive.”

“Unbelievable,” forward Amir Johnson added of Thomas’ pass. “I think it was one of the top five passes I’ve seen.”

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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