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Isaiah Thomas to head to sister’s funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas shoots during the fourth quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press)
Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas shoots during the fourth quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press)

BOSTON – Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister’s funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston’s first-round playoff series against Chicago.

Thomas’ cousin, Johari Thomas, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Celtics star was to fly to Tacoma for the funeral after Game 6 on Friday night. The Celtics elminated Chicago on Friday and Thomas had planned tofly back to Boston by Sunday in time for Game 7, had it been necessary.

Teammate Avery Bradley said before Friday’s game in Chicago that he, too, was planning to attend.

Chyna Thomas, 22, died in a car accident on April 15, the day before the Celtics began their playoff series against the Bulls. Isaiah Thomas played in Game 1 and each game since , helping Boston to a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 on Friday night in Chicago.

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