Last quote by Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas quotes
That's not a basketball play by any means.
It's deeper than that. He might have a blue L.A. Dodgers hat on. He was born and raised here. But he knows. He'll have something Celtics on -- he's not crazy.
We just played to win. They're the No. 1 team in the East. One of the best teams in the NBA, and we just wanted to protect home court and get a win. We did that tonight.
We played harder in the first half and they played harder in the second. They got to loose balls, 50-50 balls were theirs. They pushed us out offensively and we were catching balls beyond the 3-point line, denying us. They played better than us tonight.
No doubt. Last year I didn't know what to expect. Everything was coming at me so fast. This year I kind of know what to expect, and hopefully it's for many more years to come.
Nobody in their right mind would have thought that. At one point I might not have even thought I was going to be the MVP. But now I do. I'm going to keep going. I'm not trying to play for MVP – if it happens it happens, if it doesn't it doesn't. But that's definitely a goal of mine in my career at some point.
It means everything. To be mentioned with such great players like Larry Bird, like all the legends that played before me in a Celtics uniform, means a lot.
If you give it your all here and win a championship they will love you. It drives me a lot. I want to be like that: give my blood, sweat and tears and come back and play your last game here. That type of love is unforgettable.
I just did it one game and it kept going. I've got teammates, the fans, signs, everybody in social media is saying: 'You know what time it is'. I probably won't change it. I wanted to, but it's getting tougher and tougher. You see a lot of people with No. 4 jerseys, and I would feel bad for those that pay their hard-earned money to buy a No. 4 jersey.
We did a good job of just being calm and gutting out the win.
It's like when you've got a ticket to see Beyonce, and she says 'I'm not showing up, you're going to get the back-ups', (you're) going to (want) a refund.