Tyler Ulis faces Isaiah Thomas in one of smallest jump balls ever
If the NBA were to track the shortest total height between two players involved in a jump ball in history, they may need to look at Sunday’s Suns game.
During the game against the Boston Celtics, Suns guard Tyler Ulis ended up in a jump ball against Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. Ulis is listed at 5-foot-10, and Thomas at 5-foot-9.
Despite the slight disadvantage, Thomas ended up securing the ball for his team at center court. Both the crowd at Talking Stick Resort Arena and social media loved it.
Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Ulis just had a jump ball and it. was. adorable.
— Dan Sostek (@dan_sostek) March 5, 2017
— NatureBoy Rich Flair (@MrPinkFanClub) March 5, 2017
Isiah Thomas jump ball against Tyler Ulis who is also 5'9" is the best thing I've seen all day. Of course IT won it 💪
— Muff (@dallythekid) March 5, 2017
The jump ball between the two small guards added even more intrigue to an already interesting game. Thomas, who averages 30 points per game and is in the MVP discussion, returned to the Suns, who traded him to Boston in 2015.
While Thomas won the jump ball, Ulis won the first half. He put up a career-high 15 points, all in the second quarter, while Thomas shot 4-of-13 and committed four fouls.