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Isaiah Thomas plays vs. Bulls after sister's death in car accident

Isaiah Thomas is really struggling right now but still played in the Celtics' Game 1 loss to the Bulls.
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Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas played in Sunday night's playoff game against the Chicago Bulls, just one day after his sister was tragically killed in a car accident in Washington state.

Chyna Thomas died in a one-car accident in Federal Way, Washington's Interstate 5 on Saturday morning.

The Celtics held a moment of silence before the game in honor of Thomas's sister, and the point guard received a loud cheer of support from the home Boston fans when he was introduced. Thomas went on to lead all scorers with 33 points but the Bulls took Game 1 106–102.

Head coach Brad Stevens said earlier in the day that Thomas intended to play in the game despite the trying circumstances, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

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"Isaiah Thomas is struggling...tragic circumstances he is going through...his intention is to play," Stevens reportedly said.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Boston.