“The million-dollar question: How? How does a guy who’s 5-foot-9, who nearly averaged 29 points per game during the regular season, continue to wreck defenses so mightily in a playoff setting when defenses are hellbent on neutralizing him?” From FiveThirtyEight: How Isaiah Thomas, The Shortest Guy In The NBA, Became Unstoppable.

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