The Boston Celtics gathered Thursday afternoon at the United Center for an off-day practice without All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. Stevens said Thomas, who returned home to Tacoma, Washington, to be with family following the death of his younger sister, is expected to rejoin the team late Thursday night and be ready to play in Friday’s Game 3 of a first-round series against the Chicago Bulls.
The Celtics are hopeful that Thomas’ brief trip home will help him cope with loss of Chyna Thomas, who died Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in their home state of Washington. The rest of the Celtics’ roster traveled to Chicago on Thursday afternoon.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN
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