Thomas tallied 34 points (10-20 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 11-11 FT), seven assists and two rebounds over 33 minutes in Friday's 130-120 win over the Suns. Thomas was overshadowed by Devin Booker's 70-point game on Friday, but the Celtics notched the win thanks to Thomas and his 34 points. He was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line, and it looks like he's fully recovered from his injury. Thomas can confidently return to fantasy lineups, and he once again becomes one of the most dependable DFS producers in the league.
Thomas scored 25 points (7-19 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 9-11 FT) while adding four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 35 minutes in Monday's 110-102 victory over the Wizards. Thomas returned to action after a knee injury kept him out the two games prior to Monday night. He wasn't restricted in any way from a minutes standpoint, but his shot was not there from beyond the arc, which could possibly be attributed to the knee ailment. Nonetheless, Thomas still scores at an elite level and should put up more efficient games as he works his way back into shape to get ready for the playoffs.
Thomas (knee) will return to action Monday against the Wizards, Celtics' play-by-plan man Sean Grande reports. A bone bruise on his right knee kept Thomas out of action Friday in Brooklyn and Saturday in Philadelphia, but the diminutive point guard will be back at his usual starting point guard spot Monday, meaning Marcus Smart will likely shift back to the bench. Thomas, the NBA's second-leading scorer, is averaging 29.2 points and 6.0 assists per game on the season. His numbers have been down a bit in March -- 26.4 points, 4.6 assists per game -- but he still remains of the most explosive scorers in the league on a night-to-night basis.
Coach Brad Stevens said Friday that he's hopeful Thomas (knee), who has been ruled out of the Celtics' next two games, will be able to play Monday against the Wizards, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports. With Thomas diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and experiencing some swelling as a result, the Celtics will hold him out Friday against the Nets and Sunday against the 76ers with the hope it resolves the problem. Though some thought that the Celtics may have been holding Thomas out for precautionary reasons with the team facing two of the league's worst teams, Stevens indicated that it's not merely a means of rest for the point guard. As a result, it's not a given that Thomas will be back in the lineup Monday, but the Celtics should update his condition as the weekend progresses. Stevens said that Marcus Smart would start at point guard for as long as Thomas is out.
Thomas will sit out games Friday against the Nets and Sunday against the 76ers due to a bone bruise on his right knee. Thomas sustained the injury during Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves, in which he scored 27 points in 32 minutes. In what's likely somewhat of a precautionary move, the Celtics will hold Thomas out against a soft portion of their schedule, with the hope the point guard will return to action Monday against the Wizards. Marcus Smart is the most likely candidate to enter the starting five while Thomas is sidelined.
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