Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas plays in NBA play-offs just one day after his sister died in car accident

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‘R.I.P Lil Sis’

28-year-old went on to be the highest point scorer against Chicago Bulls in Boston

ISAIAH THOMAS emotionally played an NBA play-off match for Boston Celtics just ONE day after his sister Chyna died in a car crash.

The 28-year-old was brought to tears during the minute’s silence whilst also having messages including, “R.I.P Lil Sis” and “I love you”, written on his shoes.

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Isaiah Thomas broke into tears during the minute’s silence for his sister

Despite the circumstances, Thomas was the highest point scorer on the court with 33, as the Celtics narrowly lost to Chicago Bulls 102-106.

Chyna passed away at the age of 22 in a one-car incident on Saturday morning.

Thomas had the date of his sister’s death on his shoes after the tragic incident.

Boston Celtics coach, Brad Stevens, said: “[Isaiah] was incredible – he’s an amazing player and an amazing person.

The two-time All-Star also had messages on his shoes

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The two-time All-Star also had messages on his shoes

The 28-year-old was the highest point scorer against Chicago Bulls

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The 28-year-old was the highest point scorer against Chicago Bulls


“The days won’t get easier for him, but he somehow plays like that.”

He added: “Whatever he needs to do, he needs to do, and we’ll help him in any way.”

Whilst Thomas’ Celtics team-mate, Avery Bradley said: “He was playing for his sister, playing for his family – we appreciate that as team-mates.

“We just need to continue to fight for him – Isaiah to me is like family. We grew up in the same area.”

The Celtics played the Bulls in the Eastern Conference play-offs first round

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The Celtics played the Bulls in the Eastern Conference play-offs first round

Isaiah Thomas’ side narrowly lost to the Bulls

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Isaiah Thomas’ side narrowly lost to the Bulls
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