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Sport Boston Celtics reveal the full extent of Isaiah Thomas' dental injuries

01:55  06 may  2017
01:55  06 may  2017 Source:   foxsports.com

Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83

  Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83 Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Game 1 is Sunday.Bradley finished one point shy of a playoff career high he set in Game 5. He nailed three 3-pointers and the Celtics hit 16 of 39 from long range.

Thomas has been dealing with swelling and discomfort ever since, and he started the second half of Boston 's 116-89 Game 3 loss to the Wizards in the locker room as trainers adjusted his temporary replacement tooth. On Friday, the Celtics issued a statement clarifying the full extent of Thomas '

Thomas has been dealing with swelling and discomfort ever since, and he started the second half of Boston ’s 116-89 Game 3 loss to the Wizards in the locker room as trainers adjusted his temporary replacement tooth. On Friday, the Celtics issued a statement clarifying the full extent of Thomas ’

  Boston Celtics reveal the full extent of Isaiah Thomas' dental injuries © Winslow Townson

The second-round NBA playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has been physical, to say the least.

The violence started in Game 1, when Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas had a tooth knocked out in the first quarter:

Thomas has been dealing with swelling and discomfort ever since, and he started the second half of Boston’s 116-89 Game 3 loss to the Wizards in the locker room as trainers adjusted his temporary replacement tooth.

On Friday, the Celtics issued a statement clarifying the full extent of Thomas’ injury and denying that the two-time All-Star suffered a broken jaw:

Isaiah Thomas will play in Game 1 vs. Wizards

  Isaiah Thomas will play in Game 1 vs. Wizards Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will play on Sunday against the Wizards in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Thomas traveled to Tacoma, Wash., late Friday night so he could attend his younger sister’s funeral on Saturday. He returned late Saturday night.“He’s back,” coach Brad Stevens said before Sunday’s tipoff. “He’s ready to play.”Stevens said his discussions with Thomas on Saturday weren’t about hoops, but instead about how hard it is to speak at a funeral.Chyna Thomas, 22, was killed in a one-car crash in Federal Way, Wash., on April 15.

Isaiah Jamar Thomas (born February 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Thomas is currently wearing a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked after being re- injured . This necessitated a replacement at halftime during Game 3 of the series. The spanning bridge is necessary to protect and stabilize the injuries . Members of the Celtics medical staff anticipated the need to

As a result of a collision that occurred in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Washington Wizards, Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth and two other subluxed/shifted teeth that required extensive oral surgery to stabilize. He did not suffer a fractured or broken jaw.

Thomas is currently wearing a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked after being re-injured. This necessitated a replacement at halftime during Game 3 of the series. The spanning bridge is necessary to protect and stabilize the injuries. Members of the Celtics medical staff anticipated the need to replace the temporary bridges, and are prepared at any time to do so. Thomas will receive a permanent bridge at a future date.

Thomas is averaging 26.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the postseason. He posted the highest single-game scoring total of the 2017 NBA playoffs in Game 2 against the Wizards, pouring in 53 points to help the Celtics to a win in overtime.

Game 4 is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Washington.

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 .
<p>LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.</p>Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half and by 46 after three. Even with James and the rest of the starters sitting out the fourth quarter, the 130 points was the most ever scored by the franchise in a playoff game.

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