Celtics’ Thomas (hip) out for 2nd half vs Cavs
Posted by Associated Press on 19th May 2017
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BOSTON — Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas missed the second half of the Eastern Conference finals Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a right hip strain, according to the team.

Thomas missed all six of his field goal attempts Friday night and had two points in 17 minutes.

With Boston down 41 at halftime, Thomas did not return to the floor for the third quarter and was ruled out by the Celtics.

He could be seen limping a bit late in the first half.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after Boston’s Game 7 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday that Thomas was “dealing with more stuff, physically,” but didn’t elaborate.

Asked about being dinged up, Thomas said, “I’m hurting, but it’s the playoffs so there are no excuses.”

Thomas lost a tooth in Game 1 of the Wizards series and underwent extensive dental work afterward.