Thomas’ younger sister, Chyna, died early Saturday in a one-car accident outside Tacoma. No funeral date is set for the 22-year-old, but Boston coach Brad Stevens said the entire team plans to attend with its star player.
Thomas decided he would take part in the pivotal game against the Bulls during a team practice on Monday, just hours after he emotionally took the floor for Game 1 of the series.
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‘It’s really tough when he’s sitting there and some of his family is back in Seattle… But I think the next extension of your family is who you’re around every day, and your team… They care about one another and they support one another.