Isaiah Thomas celebrated with Celtics on FaceTime after their Game 3 win
The All-Star guard was not with the team in Cleveland after a hip injury knocked him out of the playoffs
The Boston Celtics did the unthinkable on Sunday night, going into Cleveland and emerging victorious in Game 3, despite not having their best player.
Isaiah Thomas wasn't even with the team in Cleveland, as he aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 that will keep him out for the remainder of the playoffs. Thanks to technology, Thomas was able to celebrate with his team in a roundabout way.
After Avery Bradley's 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left rattled home to lift Boston to a 111-108 triumph, Thomas texted all of his teammates with words of praise and support. Gerald Green, one of Thomas' closest friends on the team, then Facetimed Thomas and the locker room roared when an excited Thomas appeared on the screen.
"He was ecstatic. I told him I channeled my inner IT and he kind of laughed a little bit," Smart said. "It felt good. It felt good to see him smile. He's been down with everything he's been going through, and then for him not to be here, I know that hurts him even more. So to see him happy and smiling, it was a good feeling for us."
Obviously the Celtics would rather have had Thomas physically in the locker room, but it's still pretty sweet that technology was able to allow IT and his teammates to share in that joyous moment.
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