Isaiah Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals with what the team was calling a “strained right hip” and did not return. 

He scored just two points, both on free throws, and went 0-6 for the game, but even with him at his best, it likely wouldn’t have affected the final outcome, which was a 44-point win for the Cavaliers.

According to a report from Chris Mannix of The Vertical, that may be the last we see of Thomas this postseason. The injury is apparently one he was struggling with during the Washington series, and the team believes it is “significant.”

While there’s still no timeline available on the injury, it seems that if it’s “significant,” keeping Thomas out would be the wise thing to do. The Celtics have looked completely overmatched during the first two games, and there’s no reason for Thomas to fight through an injury he could aggravate just so the Celtics could maybe lose by a few less points in Cleveland. 

If this is indeed the last we’ve seen of Thomas, it’s a tough end to what was an incredible season.


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