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.
After Washington' s 92 - 91 victory extended the Eastern Conference semifinal, Wall offered his thoughts on Boston' s failure to back up its fashion statement of ''All we asked for was one more game,'' Wall said, ''and we got it.'' Game 7 is at Boston on Monday night. The winner will face LeBron James and
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall hit a 3 -pointer with 3 .5 seconds left for the go-ahead points, then hopped atop the scorer' s table and yelled to celebrate the Washington Wizards' 92 - 91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night that pushed their Eastern.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead points, then hopped atop the scorer's table and yelled to celebrate the Washington Wizards' 92-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night that pushed their Eastern Conference semifinal to a Game 7.
Wall overcame a 1-for-12 start to finish with 26 points, and Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 33. The backcourt mates combined for 23 of Washington's 26 points in the back-and-forth fourth quarter.
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics showed up dressed in black, but couldn't back up the fashion statement, blowing an 87-82 lead over the last two minutes. Thomas' heave at the buzzer clanked off the rim. He and Avery Bradley each had 27 points.
Game 7 is at Boston on Monday night. The home team has won every game in the series so far.
Demoralized and without their star, Celtics do the improbable .
CLEVELAND — It’s been a difficult past few days for the Boston Celtics, beginning with their humiliating 44-point loss to the Cavaliers in Game 2 followed by the stunning text message from Isaiah Thomas to his teammates that he was out for the remainder of the playoffs with a hip injury. BOX SCORE: CELTICS 111, CAVALIERS 108