Coming off two gut-punching loses to Toronto and Oklahoma City, the Celtics (13-11) arrived in San Antonio ahead of their matchup against the Spurs (19-5), without Isaiah Thomas:
Friday is now the hope for Isaiah Thomas' return. Not certain, though. He's out for tomorrow's Spurs game, per Stevens.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) December 13, 2016
Stevens say Celts "hope" to have Isaiah back for Friday's game v. Charlotte.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 13, 2016
Thomas has missed the last three games with a groin injury. The Celtics lone win without their All-Star point guard was against a below average Orlando Magic team who was on the second night of a back-to-back.
In Boston three weeks ago, and with Thomas on the court, the Celtics lost to San Antonio 103-99 in a game that the C's let slip away, something that is becoming a frustrating trend by the guys in green.
Marcus Smart, who had 11 points and nine assists against the Thunder Sunday night, will have to continue to give his teammates positive minutes at the point in Thomas' absence.
Just like Thomas' injury status, the Celts are hopeful they can squeak out a win on Wednesday, to make up for some of the disappointment that has come from the last two contests.
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