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May 23: Looking ahead to Game 3: Hawks at Cavaliers by Ball Dont Lie
He helped limit Celtics sparkplug Isaiah Thomas to 33.3 percent shooting in Round 1, helped hector Bulls star Derrick...
Celtics' president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that Thomas is a more productive option off the bench, Jay King of MassLive.com reports. "I think Isaiah is more suited for a bench role," Ainge said. "Isaiah expends a ton of energy to score."
Apr 29: Mavericks erase Rajon Rondo from memory, withhold playoff share by Ball Dont Lie
There's a reason the Celtics succeeded with Isaiah Thomas running the show instead of Rondo this season, and the former...
Apr 28: The Boston Celtics? Gone till November. by Ball Dont Lie
... Turner was a signee), Boston general manager Danny Ainge tossed an unprotected 2019 pick to Phoenix for Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas proved in 21 regular season and four playoff games that he's exactly the type of scoring sparkplug that the team needs. In his 21 games in Celtic green, Thomas averaged 19.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.3 made threes per game.
Thomas had another poor shooting performance in Sunday's Game 4 loss, but he still finished the game with 21 points (4-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 12-12 FT), five rebounds and nine assists in 37 minutes.
Thomas led the Celtics in scoring once again Tuesday, posting 22 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-10 FT) in 30 minutes off the bench. He also added seven assists and a steal, but committed four turnovers as the Celtics fell to the Cavaliers 99-91.
Thomas played 32 minutes off the bench during Sunday's loss to the Cavaliers, finishing with a team-high of 22 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 8-8 FT), to go along with five rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.
Thomas (rest) will sit out of Wednesday's regular season finale against Milwaukee, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Thomas scored 34 points (10-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 10-11 FT) with six assists and three rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench Wednesday.
Thomas had 23 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with six assists in 26 minutes in the loss to the Bucks on Friday.
Thomas is shooting only 29.5 percent in his last five games since returning from back injury.
Thomas had four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-3 FT) and three turnovers in 20 minutes of action.
Thomas (back) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Heat, the Boston Globe reports. "He's as close to probable as it gets," coach Brad Stevens said.
Thomas (back) is feeling better, but he's not expected to play Sunday or Monday, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Thomas (back) is about "a week away" from returning to action according to Celtics' General Manager Danny Ainge, A. Sherrod Blackley of CSN New England reports.
Thomas (back) will not play until Monday at Brooklyn at the earliest, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Thomas (back) missed Monday's win versus the Sixers, and coach Brad Stevens said before opening tip that the guard was at least "three games away" from a return, Sports Illustrated reports.
Thomas (back) will not travel to Indiana on Saturday, and the hope remains that he will be able to return Monday, MassLive.com's Jay King reports.
Thomas (back) may miss one week, Ben Rohrbach of WEEI reports. Coach Danny Ainge said, "It's pretty bad, pretty swollen on both sides of his lower back and his elbow."
Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Thomas (back) has both a bruised lower-back and a bruised left elbow and is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Orlando.
Thomas took a hard fall at the end of Monday's game against the Heat and came away with a bruised lower back and right elbow.
Thomas scored 20-plus points for the sixth time in eight games Friday in a win over the Pelicans, scoring 27 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT) in 29 minutes in addition to picking up three assists and a rebound.
Thomas scored 21 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes off the bench Wednesday.
Thomas scored 28 points (9-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 8-10 FT) and added one rebound, seven assists, and a steal in 31 minutes off the bench against the Hornets Friday.
Thomas scored 19 points (3-10 FG, 2- 3Pt, 11-11 FT) with six rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Knicks.
Thomas scored 21 points (6-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with seven assists and a steal in 27 minutes off the bench Monday.
Thomas will come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Lakers, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Thomas earned a spot start Sunday with Eric Bledsoe out for the birth of his child. Thomas finished with a team-high 26 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal, and three three-pointers in 39 minutes against the Kings.
Thomas had fluid drained from his shooting hand last week -- the third time he has had such a procedure this season, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.
Thomas scored 27 points (11-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with three rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Trailblazers.
Thomas tied his season-high of 17 shots Friday, scoring 17 points (7-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in 29 minutes and dishing out five assists off the bench.
Thomas scored 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3P, 6-10 FT) with three rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench.
Thomas scored six points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
Thomas came off the bench Friday for the Suns after missing eight games with a bruised ankle, scoring 10 points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT).
Thomas (ankle bruise) will not play Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reports. Coach Jeff Hornacek said they're "guessing he'll play Friday."
Thomas (ankle) is out for Saturday against the Rockets, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Thomas (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Friday, Paul Corzo of The Arizona Republic reports.
Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.
Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.