Isaiah Thomas Gave a Heartbreaking Speech at His Sister's Funeral
May 02 2017 by Kelly Saunders
Luckily for Boston, the injuries have been on the other side of the matchup.
According to Mass Live, Isaiah Thomas just recently attended his sister's funeral Saturday afternoon in Tacoma, Washington.
Bradley Beal had 27 points - the most for Washington that night. In game six, Boston took a 13 point lead into halftime before dispatching Chicago by a score of 51-42 in the second half. And the bench mob of Kelly Olynyk (12 points), Marcus Smart (six points, four assists) and Terry Rozier (four points, eight rebounds) will definitely not always be able to bail the team out when they fall behind 16-0 and 22-5 in the first quarter.
The Washington Wizards dropped Game 1 of their semi final round against the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The All-Star guard finished with a game-high 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting, including going 5-for-11 from three-point range.
The Boston Celtics got hit with a devastating emotional blow just as the playoffs were about to start.
That said, the Wizards should adjust the offense to create more opportunities near the basket for whoever Thomas guards.
Before Game 1 of the Boston-Washington series, Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked about the lack of deep playoff experience for a team that hadn't made it out of the first round the past two seasons.
The Celtics would go on to dismantle the Bulls in the fourth quarter of game five to win by 11. This game, played about 36 hours after both teams closed their first-round series, wasn't about preparation.
After falling behind 16-0 to begin Game 1, the Celtics battled, and battled, and battled.
With Morris perhaps out, but at least pretty banged up, how the Wizards defend the outside shot could decide the game. So why should he come out when he's playing really well and not you?
"It was quite unreal what he has done despite all the things he's been through", said Celtics big man Al Horford. He stayed with the team through camp and played in seven preseason games before he was waived.
Each team was impressive on offense throughout the game, and both had spurts where they were nearly unstoppable.
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Jazz eliminated the LA Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, closing out the first-round series 4-3 to earn the franchise's first postseason victory since 2010. Just listen to him for a minute and it's clear he'd quit hoops forever if it would bring Chyna back. We just have to make sure they're uncontested.
The Wizards could neither keep Thomas, who also had nine assists, from going where he wanted nor close out on shooters.
"It's a sprain and our medical team will all get together and do what's best for him", Brooks told The Post, "but right now he's out until we see how he feels tomorrow". Boston is nearly unstoppable offensively when the players around Thomas are making shots. But the Celtics rallied with Thomas briefly sidelined while getting his tooth repositioned in the second quarter. He had 6 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks.