Isaiah Thomas' intense relationship with Boston, explained

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Isaiah Thomas' intense relationship with Boston, explained
Isaiah Thomas' intense relationship with Boston, explained

Isaiah Thomas made his Cleveland Cavaliers debut against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and is sitting out against the Boston Celtics the following day. It would have been cosmically perfect for the point guard to play for the first time this season against the team that traded him away, but it made more sense for Thomas to come back to a game with lower stakes. We figure it will kill Thomas to sit against Boston, however, given that he's said plenty about the Celtics since they traded him in the Kyrie Irving blockbuster last August. Thomas finished fifth in the league's MVP voting lat year, averaging the third-most points per game while leading Boston to the top seed in the league. The

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