CSN – The Celtics’ quest to close out the rest of the season with their preferred starting five took another hit with Isaiah Thomas out this weekend with a right knee bone bruise.
There’s no indication when the 5-foot-9 All-Star, who is the Celtics’ leading scorer and the second-leading scorer in the NBA at 29.2 points per game, will return to action.
The Celtics play at Brooklyn on Friday night and have games Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia and Monday night at home against the Washington Wizards.
Washington (41-26) trails Boston (43-25) by a game-and-a-half for the No. 2 seed in the East. The Celtics are two games behind the No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers (44-22).
It’s possible that the Celtics are just being cautious with him as the Celtics go play the leagues worst team in the Brooklyn Nets and another one of the worst in the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Celtics have a big game on Monday at home against the Wizards, in all likelihood, Isaiah will make a return for that game.