Jimmy Butler spoils Isaiah Thomas' record-setting night
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Jimmy Butler spoils Isaiah Thomas' record-setting night

Isaiah Thomas continues to have a career season, but it was Jimmy Butler scoring a record-setting night for Thomas on Thursday.

Isaiah Thomas continues to have a career season, but it was Jimmy Butler scoring a record-setting night for Thomas on Thursday.

Butler hit a pair of free throws with less than a second remaining to give the Bulls a 104-103 victory over the visiting Celtics at United Center. Butler blocked a Thomas shot with 1:09 remaining to keep Boston's lead at 103-102. 

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Butler and Thomas each finished with 29 points and it was the 41st straight game in which Thomas had at least 20 points. That broke a Celtics franchise record previously held by John Havlicek during the 1971-72 season.

Butler and Thomas will be teammates for the Eastern Conference in Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans. 

Stud of the night

Wizards guard John Wall scored 20 points in Washington's 111-98 win over the Pacers. Wall also had 12 assists to get his teammates involved as every Wizards starter scored in double digits. Wall had a pair of blocked shots, two rebounds and a steal just for good measure. 

Dud of the night


Pacers forward Paul George scored 17 points, but was 6 of 19 from the floor and made just one of his seven 3-point attempts. 

Highlight

Marcus Smart couldn't believe he was called for a foul when he brushed Butler's elbow. 


What's next

The NBA All-Star Game is Sunday in New Orleans at 8 p.m. ET. 

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