Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Out with hip strain

Thomas will not return to Friday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers due to a hip strain, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.

Thomas struggled in the first half, tallying just two points (0-6 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and six assists across 18 minutes. It is unclear when he sustained the injury, but the team announced at halftime he would be unable to return. Given the Celtics were getting blown out by 41 points when the decision was announced, it is unclear how severe the issue actually is. The team may simply be opting to ensure his health going forward toward Game 3. Expect an update on his status when the team provides more clarity on the situation.

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