Isaiah Thomas Releases Statement on Sister Chyna Thomas' Death

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2017

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18:  Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics before the game against the Chicago Bulls during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2017 at TD Garden in Boston, MA. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas issued a statement Wednesday following the death of his sister, Chyna Thomas, in a single-car accident on April 15.  

The Celtics relayed Thomas' statement on Twitter: 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens previously told reporters Thomas was scheduled to travel back home to Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday, according to GateHouse Media's Scott Souza

The Celtics, who trail the Chicago Bulls 2-0 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, will be back in action Friday evening at the United Center in the Windy City (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). 

Thomas is expected to rejoin the team for Game 3. 

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