Isaiah Thomas to Play Game 2, Then Fly to Sister's Funeral - NBC Boston

Isaiah Thomas to Play Game 2, Then Fly to Sister's Funeral

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 60 and 8 Over the Air



    Celtics Avery Bradley talks about the respect he has for teammate Isaiah Thomas, following Thomas' 33 point performance in game one of their playoff series versus the Bulls and playing after his sister died in a car accident.

    (Published Monday, April 17, 2017)

    Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Isaiah Thomas plans to play in Game 2 Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls, then head to Washington state to be with his family and help complete funeral arrangements for his sister.

    Thomas attended the team's film session and short walk-through Monday, but did not speak with the media. Stevens says that after services for Thomas' sister, the star guard intends to rejoin the team Friday for Game 3 in Chicago. The coach adds that all plans are subject to change depending on how Thomas feels.

    Chyna Thomas died early Saturday in a one-car accident outside Tacoma, Washington. No funeral date is set, and Stevens says the Celtics organization hopes to attend.

    Boston lost the opener of the seven-game series 106-102 on Monday.

    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:


    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.