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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.