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.
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.
Marcus Smart couldn't believe he was called for a foul when he brushed Butler's elbow.
Smart fouls Jimmy Butler on the final shot & Butler makes both free throws to give @chicagobulls the 104-103 lead w/ 0.9 seconds 👀 pic.twitter.com/Aa0WORC7Dh
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 17, 2017
The NBA All-Star Game is Sunday in New Orleans at 8 p.m. ET.