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From bad to worse: Isaiah Thomas leaves game with sore hip, will not return

Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) prepares to shoot as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) defends during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


It had been such a good few days for the Boston Celtics, but Friday night just keeps going from bad to worse.

First, the Celtics were getting run out of their own building by the Cavaliers — Cleveland was up 41 at the half — then came this news.

Thomas injured it late in the second quarter and seemed to be hobbling a little after it, but it was hard to tell how serious it was.

With the game well out of hand, there was no reason for Boston to risk further injury by keeping him in for the second half. It’s unclear how serious the injury was or if he will be available for Game 3 Sunday.