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The Celtics’ chances of having another home game this season just took a nose-dive. After being held out in the second half of what would turn into a blowout loss at the hands of the Cavaliers Friday night, Isaiah Thomas’ hip was deemed so bad that he will not be playing for however long the C’s postseason run continues.

The Celtics’ chances of having another home game this season just took a nose-dive. After being held out in the second half of what would turn into a blowout loss at the hands of the Cavaliers Friday night, Isaiah Thomas’ hip was deemed so bad that he will not be playing for however long the C’s postseason run continues.


The Celtics released the following statement: The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. Thomas initially injured the hip during the third quarter of the Celtics’ March 15 game against Minnesota, forcing him to miss the next two regular season contests. The injury was further aggravated during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Washington on May 12. “Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. “The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue.” Thomas did not travel with the team to Cleveland and is currently evaluating treatment options. A further update will be provided as soon as one is available.

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

The Celtics’ chances of having another home game this season just took a nose-dive. After being held out in the second half of what would turn into a blowout loss at the hands of the Cavaliers Friday night, Isaiah Thomas’ hip was deemed so bad that he will not be playing for however long the C’s postseason run continues.


The Celtics released the following statement: The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. Thomas initially injured the hip during the third quarter of the Celtics’ March 15 game against Minnesota, forcing him to miss the next two regular season contests. The injury was further aggravated during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Washington on May 12. “Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. “The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue.” Thomas did not travel with the team to Cleveland and is currently evaluating treatment options. A further update will be provided as soon as one is available.

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

LeBron James swatted away Avery Bradley and the Celtics on Friday. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)And that, my friends, is why you don't trade the No.



The Celtics came into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference 5.5 point underdogs according to SportsInsights.com. They probably could have done without the decimal point.

The Celtics were once again no match for LeBron James and the Cavs (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics were once again no match for LeBron James and the Cavs (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics came into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference 5.5 point underdogs according to SportsInsights.com. They probably could have done without the decimal point.

Heading into Friday night, the consensus was that while the Celtics would have a hard time finding a way to beat the Cavaliers, it couldn’t possibly be as bad their Game 1 blowout loss to Cleveland. That would have been correct. It was much worse.

But what the Cavaliers’ 130-86 win over the Celtics did do was leave no mystery to what we have hear.

Game 1 wasn’t lopsided because of a lack of rest for the Celtics. This wasn’t about finding the right player to guard LeBron James. And identifying the right starting lineup really shouldn’t have been of any concern.

This is all about one supremely talented team, and once-in-a-lifetime player, living at a level the gritty, gutty, up-and-coming Celtics can’t approach.

The Cavaliers haven’t lost a postseason game this year for a reason, and it’s not because of who they are playing. Watching them dismantle the Celtics in Game 2 — having carried a 72-31 lead at halftime — this is simply shaping up as one of the best NBA teams we’ve seen in some time. And this is not a Celtics team that is quite yet built to take on such a potentially historic opponent.

Sure, we now know Isaiah Thomas is banged up, having sat out the second half with a strained right hip. And the Celtics certainly did themselves no favors by shooting 26 percent from the floor in the first half while Cleveland was clocking in at 59 percent. But really none of that mattered.

LeBron is simply dominating each and every game in ways we haven’t seen in years and years, and maybe ever. He does anything and everything against anybody he wants. Guards, forward, and even centers. Watching Friday night, it’s really hard to remember anybody who is doing what he is doing.

And then you throw in players Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver and Deron Williams and you have a team that sure looks ready to beat the team everybody thought was unbeatable, Golden State.

After the Celtics closed the gap to 11-10, it was sad trombone time from there for a TD Garden crowd that so desperately wanted to remember the good times of Monday and Tuesday. It just wasn’t happening.

Markelle Fultz, Jimmy Butler and Paul George combined probably wouldn’t have beaten this team Friday night. And that was the kind of reality check even the most cautious Celtics couldn’t have seen coming.

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

Something was certainly wrong with the Celtics Friday night. And, as it turned out, there was something also amiss when it came to their star.

After scoring just two points, going 0-for-6 from the floor, in a horrific first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals for the Celtics, Thomas didn’t make an appearance for the final two quarters.

Something was certainly wrong with the Celtics Friday night. And, as it turned out, there was something also amiss when it came to their star.

After scoring just two points, going 0-for-6 from the floor, in a horrific first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals for the Celtics, Thomas didn’t make an appearance for the final two quarters.

Thomas finished the first half having played 17 minutes, totaling an incredibly bad minus-32. He was just part of the problem for the Celtics, who went into halftime trailing the Cavaliers 72-31, having shot just 27 percent from the floor.

After closing the gap to within a point, 11-10, on a pair of Thomas free throws, the Cavaliers went on a 61-21 run to finish off the first half.

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

David Price finally faced hitters on Friday, and it didn’t go smoothly.

Pitching in Buffalo for Triple-A Pawtucket, the former Cy Young Award winner was knocked out after just two innings and 65 pitches. He allowed five hits and three runs, including a homer. He walked one and struck out four.