Few teams have done a better job of handling those time continuums, than the Boston Celtics. Regardless of how the Cavs game plays out, the first half of the season has been a resounding success for Boston on several fronts which includes them having the best record in the East. Here are the midseason grades for each of the Celtics this season.
The agonizing wait to play again is over for Isaiah Thomas. Vengeance on the Celtics is still on hold. Thomas, sidelined with a hip injury since last season's Eastern Conference finals, will make his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Monday that point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut against the Portland Trail Blazers next week. Reports had suggested Thomas could feature against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, but he will instead come off the bench under a strict minutes restriction in Portland. Thomas – who was traded to the Cavs from the Celtics in August – has missed the first 36 games of the season rehabbing a hip injury suffered in the post-season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently third place in the Eastern Conference, are about to get stronger. On Monday, head coach Tyronn Lue announced that All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut on Tuesday at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas will come off the bench and be on a minutes restriction, per ESPN.
Isaiah Thomas will make his long-awaited season debut for the Cavaliers Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, the team announced Monday. Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland from the Celtics in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has not played at all this season due to a hip injury he suffered in March.