The mission for the Utah Jazz on Saturday night is to figure out a way to slow Isaiah Thomas down in the fourth quarter.
It seems like an easier task on the surface than it is in reality. Thomas has been one of the best players in the NBA in the fourth quarter — the time where you want to be one of the best players in the NBA.
That's why the Boston Celtics are dangerous and unique in their own right. That's also why the Celtics are 34-19 on the season and in second place in the Eastern Conference — one of the few teams that look capable of giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a run in the playoffs.