ISAIAH Thomas played his best game of the season, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to extend its win run to four with a 131-113 romp over the Miami Heat on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Averaging just 14.3 points after coming off a hip injury, Thomas put on a scoring clinic reminiscent of his exploits back when he was with the Boston Celtics in finishing with a season-high 29 points off the bench for the Lakers (27-34).
Thomas teamed up with Julius Randle in a 21-4 run to start the second quarter that helped the Lakers pull away early from the Heat.
The Lakers led by as much as 22 in the fourth quarter before the Heat cut the gap to 13. But Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball stepped up late to ensure the win for Los Angeles.
Randle finished with 25 points, while Ingram added 19 markers.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 25 points off the bench, but the Heat saw their two-game win run snapped to fall to 32-30. Goran Dragic fired 19 markers.