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Sun Herald 3 hours ago

Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago. Thomas' cousin, Johari Thomas, confirmed to …
CSN New England Apr 27, 2017

Celtics get Game 5 win despite an off night for Isaiah Thomas

BOSTON Time after time, we have seen the Boston Celtics struggle mightily when Isaiah Thomas was off his game. Wednesdays Game 5 against Chicago was
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Bradley steps up for Celtics in 108-97 Game 5 win over Bulls

BOSTON It was the little fella from Tacoma, Wash. getting it done for the Boston Celtics. And no, Im not talking about Isaiah Thomas this
Chicago Tribune Apr 27, 2017

If Jimmy Butler wants to know what a leader does, then check out Isaiah Thomas

Five things off Game 5 of Bulls-Celtics: 1. Paging Jimmy Butler. Paging Jimmy Butler. Please report to the fourth quarter of a close game in a tied playoff series. Oops, too late. When Game 5 of Bulls-Celtics was on the line Wednesday, which basically was the entire fourth quarter, Butler was MIA....
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Watch Isaiah Thomas score and-1, circus layup

Isaiah Thomas, the acrobat.The Boston Celtics guard drove at the net during the fourth quarter of Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls.Despite drawing a double
The Republican Apr 25, 2017
Brad Stevens prouder of Boston Celtics now because of how they have supported Isaiah Thomas

Brad Stevens prouder of Boston Celtics now because of how they have supported Isaiah Thomas

A collection of Boston Celtics notes one day before they continue the NBA playoffs with Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls.
Green Street | WEEI Apr 27, 2017

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg doesn’t like us bringing up Isaiah Thomas’ dribbling

Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg stirred the pot a bit leading into Game 5 of the series between his Bulls and Celtics by insinuating Boston guard Isaiah Thomas was constantly carrying the basketball. “Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player,” Hoiberg said prior to the game at the Garden. “An unbelievable competitor. He’s a warrior […]
CelticsBlog 22 hours ago
Report: Isaiah Thomas to Attend Sister Chyna’s Funeral After Game 6

Report: Isaiah Thomas to Attend Sister Chyna’s Funeral After Game 6

The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reports Isaiah Thomas will attend his sister Chyna’s funeral after Game 6 of the Celtics vs. Bulls. Follow @jaredweissnba Isaiah Thomas will attend the funeral of his sister Chyna Thomas in their hometown of Tacoma, Washington Saturday, following the Game 6 of the Celtics vs. Bulls first round series, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. Chyna Thomas died in a one-car accident near Tacoma Saturday April 15 at the age of 23, on the eve of Game 1 of the series. Thomas remarkably played through the tragedy the following evening,...
CelticsBlog Apr 24, 2017
Isaiah Thomas Smashes the Reset Button: Inside His “Unfathomable” Game 4

Isaiah Thomas Smashes the Reset Button: Inside His “Unfathomable” Game 4

After a week of healing, Isaiah Thomas is back. The Celtics’ superstar hit the reset button Sunday and took control of the series with a 104-95 Game 4 win. Follow @jaredweissnba CHICAGO — Brad Stevens still can’t believe it. Isaiah Thomas has brought himself and his team back from the brink. “What he’s been through and the day-to-day, it’s been unfathomable the way that he’s performed on the court. I mean, it’s been really incredible.” Thomas flew blindly through the motions in the series opener, operating on muscle memory and a clouded mind that didn’t have enough...
CelticsBlog 5 hours ago
Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/28/17

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/28/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now Celtics founds their winning groove on the roadCeltics notebook: Bulls say Rajon Rondo out for Game 6 Globe  Isaiah Thomas will attend sister’s funeral Saturday in WashingtonLarry Bird resigns as Pacers presidentCelticsBlog  Why the best is yet to come for the Celtics How Avery Bradley beat Jimmy Butler ESPN   Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls ruled out for Game 6 against Boston CelticsIsaiah Thomas of Boston Celtics to leave team for sister's funeral after Game...
CelticsBlog Apr 25, 2017
Smart laughs at Butler’s comments

Smart laughs at Butler’s comments

Smart says show, don’t tell. One of the greatest rules to writing and life. The Bulls provided a double-dose of ludicrous statements behind the microphone after their second straight loss at home to the Celtics in Game 4. Fred Hoiberg’s accusations that Isaiah Thomas’ success is related to him “carrying” the ball would be tough to top in any pairing. Ultimately it was superseded in nonsense when Jimmy Butler, who shot 14-of-37 between the two losses (38%), called a guy who grew up watching his father-figure die and lived in a neighborhood where blood and crips warred routinely a...
CelticsBlog Apr 26, 2017
Marcus Smart and the art of the winning plays

Marcus Smart and the art of the winning plays

During the playoffs Marcus Smart has continued to do what he does best: impact winning in all the little ways Gerald Green got the Celtics started in Game 4, and Isaiah Thomas kept them going for most of the second half. But in the fourth quarter, Marcus Smart was a big part of why the Celtics were able to hold onto their lead and close out the game on top to even up the series with Chicago. Smart tends to be a divisive figure. His spirited attitude is often one of his best attributes and a driving force behind his success as a Celtic so far. Yet infuriatingly, the young player still...
CelticsBlog Apr 27, 2017
Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/27/17

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/27/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics take the fifth, gain control of series with BullsBuckley: Rajon Rondo now a Boston champion-turned-villain Buckley: Kelly Olynyk delivers for Celts in ‘biggest game’ of his career Bulpett: Cold from the floor, Isaiah Thomas shows all-around game Celtics’ anthem movement comes to standstill Celtics notebook: Avery Bradley excels on offense and defenseGlobe  3 thoughts on the Celtics' Game 5 win over the BullsMorning sports update: Kelly Olynyk calls Game 5 'the biggest game' of his careerCeltics take control of...
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Gerald Green on Isaiah Thomas: 'We're all playing for him'

Isaiah Thomas has gutted through a tough sequence of events in recent days, which began with the death of his sister Chyna on April 15. Thomas' strength
NBA 22 hours ago

Report: Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas to attend sister's funeral on Saturday

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday in Washington according to a report in the Boston Globe.
Boston Herald 21 hours ago
Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now

Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now

CHICAGO — Tonight is Game 6 of this first-round series between the Celtics and Bulls, and if the Bostonians know what’s good for them, they’ll make it Game Last.Having shaken up their lineup, gotten a break with the Rajon Rondo injury and moved further from the still-raw emotion of Isaiah Thomas losing his sister in an automobile accident, the Celts have come back with three straight victories for a 3-2 lead. Completing the delayed sweep is important for a number of reasons.Here are five of them:1. Isaiah’s shootingThomas has 33 and 24 points in the last two games, but he’s hit just...
Boston Herald Apr 25, 2017
Little Big Man: Celtics' Isaiah Thomas finding stride after tragedy

Little Big Man: Celtics' Isaiah Thomas finding stride after tragedy

BOSTON — Theres a cloud trailing Isaiah Thomas these days. In his basketball world, though, theres also been light. And, on occasion, even some levity.Minutes after Thomas posted a 33-point, seven-assist effort to lead Boston to a Game 4 road win over Chicago, the Celtics guard was asked what he thought about Bulls coach Fred Hoibergs contention that he was getting away with dribbling the ball illegally.The question made Thomas chuckle.Thats not the reason why Im an impossible cover, Thomas quipped. I dont know. I guess hes gonna just keep saying it.Thomas response also made his two sons,...
Boston Herald Apr 26, 2017
Celtics notebook: Bulls coach’s claims carry no weight with Isaiah Thomas

Celtics notebook: Bulls coach’s claims carry no weight with Isaiah Thomas

WALTHAM — Fred Hoiberg, in an apparent mid-series plea to whoever officiates the rest of the first round between the Celtics and his Chicago Bulls, has accused Isaiah Thomas of carrying the ball.Thomas was still laughing about the Chicago coach’s lament yesterday.“I don’t know what he was trying to do there. I know I don’t carry the ball,” Thomas said after practice for tonight’s Game 5 at the Garden. “And, if I do, every other point guard and every other guard that dribbles the ball in this league carries as well. Dwyane Wade. (Rajon) Rondo. LeBron (James). I dribble just...
The Republican Apr 26, 2017
Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls, Game 5 notes: Cameron Payne has been 'really good' in the role of Isaiah Thomas

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls, Game 5 notes: Cameron Payne has been 'really good' in the role of Isaiah Thomas

A collection of notes as the Boston Celtics prepare to meet the Chicago Bulls in a critical Game 5.
Boston Herald Apr 27, 2017
Bulpett: Cold from the floor, Isaiah Thomas shows all-around game

Bulpett: Cold from the floor, Isaiah Thomas shows all-around game

Before he was again the King of the Fourth, Isaiah Thomas had another title. He was the Clang of the First Three.The Bulls had their dream come true, harassing the All-Star point guard into 3-of-11 shooting in the first 36 minutes — and even just 6-for-17 for the evening with a horrendous 1-for-10 on 3-pointers.But Thomas is an outspoken man, and he was bound to have his say — and when he finished, the Celtics had a 108-97 Game 5 victory and 3-2 lead in the first-round series.He had 11 of his 24 points in the final period. But after getting himself in gear with a couple of moves to the...
The Republican Apr 27, 2017
Isaiah Thomas happy with Boston Celtics' Game 5 despite his off night: 'They picked up my slack'

Isaiah Thomas happy with Boston Celtics' Game 5 despite his off night: 'They picked up my slack'

Isaiah Thomas missed a lot of 3-pointers on Wednesday, but the Boston Celtics still took down the Chicago Bulls in Game 5.
Boston Herald Apr 27, 2017
Buckley: Kelly Olynyk delivers for Celts in ‘biggest game’ of his career

Buckley: Kelly Olynyk delivers for Celts in ‘biggest game’ of his career

It’s not ever going to be pretty for Kelly Olynyk, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty awesome.So let’s give you pretty awesome. With a little over eight minutes remaining in Game 5 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Bulls last night at the Garden, Olynyk made the biggest play in what he would later proclaim to be his biggest game as a Celtic.Again: Not pretty. Again: Pretty Awesome.He took a feed from Isaiah Thomas outside the 3-point line and drove through the key, first going to the left of Cristiano Felicia and then getting a bumpy...
Boston Herald Apr 27, 2017
Column: Refs won't bite as Hoiberg tries 'palming' off blame

Column: Refs won't bite as Hoiberg tries 'palming' off blame

We pause in a postseason packed with great press-conference performances to award a gold star to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg for his get-off-my-lawn rant against Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.For starters, its so-o-o-o last century.Granted, theres still a rule on the books barring players from palming or carrying the basketball while dribbling. But the last time a coach raised the issue and expected referees to actually start calling it, the ball was still held together with laces.Fast-forward to Sunday, when Hoiberg went off on Thomas after Chicago dropped Game 4. The 104-95 loss effectively...
Hoops Hype Apr 27, 2017
Bulls' Fred Hoiberg walks out of presser following question about Isaiah Thomas

Bulls' Fred Hoiberg walks out of presser following question about Isaiah Thomas

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg made his feelings known about Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas’s dribbling style following a Game 4 loss. Hoiberg tactfully expressed some frustration over what he perceives to be Thomas carrying frequently. “Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player,” Hoiberg said following Game 4. “An unbelievable competitor. He’s a warrior [with] everything he’s going through right now. He had a hell of a game tonight. But when you’re allowed to discontinue your dribble on every possession, he is impossible to guard. He is impossible to guard when you’re able to put your...

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