Thomas produced 24 points (6-17 FG, 1-10 3Pt, 11-11 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal over 36 minutes in Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Bulls, 108-97. Thomas struggled mightily to find a rhythm with his shot in the first half but it never arrived. His primary contribution came on the defensive side, helping his team dominate the fourth quarter with a couple of key rebounds as well as a torrent of free throws. While Al Horford actually led the team in assists, Thomas is the unquestioned floor general in Boston and will continue to show up with big stat lines as long as the Celtics are alive.
Thomas scored 33 points (10-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 12-13 FT) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls. After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Thomas and the Celtics have roared back to tie it at 2-2 by beating the Bulls twice in Chicago. The 28-year-old guard was dialed in all game, scoring 16 points in the first half and 17 in the second, including 10 points as part of a 12-0 Celtics run in the third quarter that helped seal the victory. Expect another big performance from Thomas on Wednesday back in Boston for Game 5.
Thomas tallied 16 points (7-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt), nine assists, two rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in Friday's 104-87 victory over the Bulls in Game 3. After an emotional week for Thomas, he finally got a win to bring the series closer at 2-1. He limited himself to two turnovers on the night and dished out nine assists, which can be attributed to his teammate's better three-point percentage in Game 3 as opposed to their horrid shooting in the first two games of the series. Thomas will need to continue to play errorless basketball if the Celtics want to even the series up at 2 before it gets too far out of reach.
Thomas scored 20 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-13 FT) and added four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 42 minutes during Tuesday's 111-97 loss to the Bulls. It was an unusually bad game for Thomas in several ways. The 20 points matches his sixth worst of the season. Thomas missed six free throws Tuesday, by far the most he has missed in any game this season - he has twice missed four, and twice missed three, while averaging 8.5 attempts per game. He committed five turnovers, which is also one of his worst marks of the season. Thomas now will leave the team for a couple of days to join his family, following the tragic passing of his sister over the weekend.
Thomas (personal) will play in Tuesday's Game 2 against Chicago, the Boston Herald reports. With the tragic passing of Thomas' sister over the weekend, there was a chance that the point guard would join his family back in the Seattle area Monday, but he'll instead wait until after Tuesday's Game 2 to return to the West Coast for a memorial service. The expectation, per coach Brad Stevens, is that Thomas will be with the team in Chicago for Game 3 on Friday night, but Stevens' emphasized that the situation remains in flux. "His plan, as of right now, and again subject to him changing if he wants, is that he'll be here [Tuesday] night and then will go to Tacoma after," said Stevens. "So either after the game tomorrow night or Wednesday morning (he'll travel)." Thomas, who scored 33 points in Sunday's Game 1 loss, is expected to be available in his usual capacity as the Celtics look to even the series.
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