Isaiah Thomas responds to critics of his defense
Isaiah Thomas is getting defensive about his defensive performance. Speaking with reporters on Friday, the Boston Celtics guard was critical of those who say he’s a liability on defense, per Scott Souza of GateHouse Media.
NBA star Isaiah Thomas played in Sunday' s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls, just one day after the sudden death of his younger sister . The Boston
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will suit up amid tragedy.
While thepoint guard is "struggling," he intends to play in Sunday's first-round series opener versus the , head coach Brad Stevens .
The contest comes just one day after Thomas' sister, Chyna, was.
It was possible the 28-year-old would forego playing in the game to return to his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., to be with his family. Instead, the All-Star participated in Boston's walk-through and will be in the starting lineup for the 6:30 p.m. ET tip at TD Garden.
The Celtics will be grateful to have their best player available. Mr. Fourth Quarter led the team in points (28.9), assists (5.9), and 3-pointers made (3.2) per game during the regular season.
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Isaiah Thomas loses tooth during Game 1 vs. Wizards .
The Boston Celtics got off to a rough start against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday, but no one had a tougher time than Isaiah Thomas.Midway through the first quarter, Thomas had one of his front teeth knocked out. It happened on a play where he was trying to steal the ball from Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. and was elbowed in the face. Thomas calmly picked the tooth up off the floor and soldiered on.