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Thomas had four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-3 FT) and three turnovers in 20 minutes of action.
Thomas (back) didn't play well, but after missing eight games you can expect some rust. His minutes will likely increase with each game, as will his play.
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Thomas (back) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Thomas, who has missed eight games with a bruised tailbone and elbow stemming from a hard fall, hasn't played any 5-on-5 since the injury, but he'll attempt to gut it out and play Wednesday as the Celtics battle for playoff positioning. "He's going to try to play," coach Brad Stevens said. "We'll see how that goes." While Thomas' willingness to play is admirable, he's probably best avoided in daily formats, as it's possible he'll be limited by the injury.
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Thomas (back) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Heat, the Boston Globe reports. "He's as close to probable as it gets," coach Brad Stevens said.
Thomas has missed the Celtics' last eight games with a bruised back and elbow. The back bruise is what's kept him out of action for so long. Don't put him into Wednesday lineups without making sure he's active, but it sounds like Thomas will be back to help anyone who has him on their roster make a final playoff push. If he's available anywhere, now would be the time to grab him.
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Thomas (back) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Nets.
Thomas really wasn't expected to be available for Monday's game, so his inactive status is hardly a surprise. Additionally, the Celtics will get Marcus Smart back from his one-game suspension Monday, helping their backcourt along the way. Expect Thomas' situation to be updated some time before Wednesday's encounter with the Heat.
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Thomas (back) is feeling better, but he's not expected to play Sunday or Monday, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Thomas has already been ruled out of Friday's matchup with the Spurs while he recovers from a bruised back and elbow. He's progressing as expected, but coach Brad Stevens does not anticipate having the point guard back until Wednesday's game (vs. Miami) at the earliest.
Isaiah Thomas PG BOS 8 Days
Thomas (back) is about "a week away" from returning to action according to Celtics' General Manager Danny Ainge, A. Sherrod Blackley of CSN New England reports.
Thomas had already been ruled out for the Celtics' next three contests by head coach Brad Stevens, and this timetable corresponds directly to that assertion. Look for Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart to continue to man the ship until Thomas is cleared for a return.
Isaiah Thomas PG BOS 9 Days
Thomas (back) will not play until Monday at Brooklyn at the earliest, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Thomas said he's feeling better, but coach Brad Stevens ruled him out for the team's next three games, beginning with Wednesday's meeting with Oklahoma City. Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart should continue to see mild value boosts in the meantime, with Phil Pressey seeing some extra minutes off the bench.
Isaiah Thomas PG BOS 10 Days
Thomas (back) missed Monday's win versus the Sixers, and coach Brad Stevens said before opening tip that the guard was at least "three games away" from a return, Sports Illustrated reports.
Thomas sustained a bruised lower back and left elbow contusion last Monday, which is slowly but surely recovering. The aforementioned three-game timetable likely equates to absences through the weekend, though he could return during the Celtics' back-to-back set Sunday against the Pistons or Monday at Brooklyn.
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Thomas (back) will not play Monday against the 76ers.
The Celtics initially hoped that Thomas would be able to return, but he'll miss his fourth straight game as he continues to deal with considerable soreness in his lower-back. Continue to consider Thomas day-to-day and questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Oklahoma City. Right now, it sounds as though the team is yet to decide whether Thomas will travel with the team.
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Thomas (back) will not travel to Indiana on Saturday, and the hope remains that he will be able to return Monday, MassLive.com's Jay King reports.
Coach Brad Stevens said all Thomas was able to do Friday was jog a little on the treadmill, adding that Thomas is still very sore. He should be considered questionable for Monday's game, and hopefully we will learn his official status before weekly lineups lock that day. For now, the Celtics will lean heavily on Evan Turner to absorb the scoring load vacated by Thomas.