Isaiah Thomas to return tonight against Miami

In one of the most important games of the season tonight against the Miami Heat, the Celts will welcome back Isaiah Thomas, who had missed the past eight games with a back injury:

Thomas suffered the injury against Miami on March 9th, when the guard was driving the lane and fouled hard by a number of Heat players, including Dwayne Wade. Emotions should be running high at the TD Garden tonight, so don't be surprised if someone on the Celts gives Wade a little love tap in the paint at some point during the game:

UPDATE: Wade to miss tonight's game:

With Thomas' return, the C's sent James Young back to the D-League.

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