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On eve of sister's funeral, Isaiah Thomas' emotions spill out as Celtics advance - ESPN (blog)

CHICAGO -- It's not unusual for Isaiah Thomas to exult on the court, but this was different. It seemed as though many of the emotions trapped inside him over the past two weeks came spilling out Friday night. Midway through the third quarter, as the ...and more »

Isaiah Thomas's 53-Point Night Deserves to Be in Boston's Postseason Pantheon - The Ringer (blog)

It was the best individual performance of the playoffs. The roar of TD Garden was all the confirmation necessary. By Kevin O'Connor May 3, 2017, 2:57am EDT. (AP Images). Boston legend Tommy Heinsohn told me before Game 1 of the Wizards-Celtics second ...and more »

Wall Scores 40 But Thomas Scores 53, Celtics Beat Wizards 129-119 in OT - LEX18 Lexington KY News

Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points - the second-highest total in Celtics playoff history - to help Boston beat the Washington Wizards 129-119 in overtime on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals. Fiddling with ...and more »

NBA Playoffs: Isaiah Thomas shines on sister's birthday to lead Celtics past Wizards - The National

Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 53 points and dedicated the effort to his late sister as the Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards 129-119 in a second-round NBA play-off game on Tuesday. May 3, 2017. Updated: May 3, 2017 04:00 AM. 0. shares ...and more »

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas 'Ready To Play' After Attending Sister's Funeral - NESN.com

Isaiah Thomas was stellar in the Boston Celtics' first-round NBA playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, excelling despite considerable adversity. Just a day prior to Game 1 of Celtics vs. Bulls, Thomas' 22-year-old sister was killed in a single-car ...and more »

NBA: Isaiah Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT - Los Angeles Times

Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points, nine in overtime, to help the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 129-119 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals. Fiddling with the mouth guard he began using after ...and more »

Dwyane Wade offers support for 'improving' Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg - Chicago Tribune

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade discusses his future with the team, just one day after the season-ending loss to the Celtics, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune). K.C. JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Asked if he heard the "Fire ...and more »

Bulls head into offseason still searching for point guard of the future - Chicago Tribune

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg reacts after the season-ending 105-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday, April 28, 2017. (Teddy Greenstein/Chicago Tribune). K.C. JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Place Fred ...and more »

Celtics vs. Wizards: How the teams match up for a second-round NBA playoff series - Los Angeles Times

A look at the NBA second-round playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. 1. BOSTON 53-29 (home: 30-11; road: 23-18) vs. 4. WASHINGTON 49-33 (home: 30-11; road: 19-22). Season series: 2-2. Key stats: The Celtics fouled the least ...and more »

Isaiah Thomas Pays Tribute To Sister With Heartbreaking Funeral Speech - NESN.com

Thomas lost his 22-year-old sister, Chyna, in a tragic car crash on April 15, just one day before Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' first-round NBA playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. And one day prior to Boston's second-round matchup with the ...and more »