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Isaiah Thomas misses showboat dunk, so he turns it into a three

NBA All-Star Game 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics in the first half of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Welcome to the NBA All-Star Game, the only place this play could take place outside a Harlem Globetrotters showcase.

In his second All-Star Game, the Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas got the chance for a breakaway dunk (thanks to a spectacular miss by Russell Westbrook) so Thomas decided to go for the Dunk Contest level dunk... and missed it.

So, he turned it into a three. That works.

Thomas had 11 first half points, hitting three from beyond the arc.