Isaiah Thomas Plans to Play in Games 2 and 3 vs. Bulls, Says Brad Stevens

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2017

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics looks on during warm ups before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden on April 16, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas took the court Sunday for Game 1 of the team's opening-round series against the Chicago Bulls a day after his sister, Chyna, died in a car accident, and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Monday that Thomas plans to be with the team in Games 2 and 3 of the series.

Stevens told reporters Thomas will play Tuesday and then travel home to Tacoma, Washington, before rejoining the Celtics ahead of Friday's Game 3.

The two-time All-Star led Boston with 33 points and added five rebounds and six assists in his team's 106-102 home defeat to Chicago.

TD Garden held a moment of silence for Chyna Thomas before the game:

"He was incredible," Stevens said of his point guard after the game. "He's an amazing, amazing player. [An] amazing person. Days won't get easier for him, but he somehow plays like that."

Stevens also said members of the Celtics may travel to Tacoma to be with Isaiah once the Thomas family finalizes plans for Chyna's memorial services.