Culture

2017 NBA Playoffs Update: First Round Of Winners; Isaiah Thomas Plays On After Sister's Tragic Accident

By Shor M. Rae , Apr 17, 2017 05:20 AM EDT
Close

The 2017 NBA Playoffs finally kicked off this weekend, revealing the winners and losers in the first round of matches. Meanwhile, Isaiah Thomas keeps his game on and continues to play even after his sister’s recent tragic accident.

NBA Playoffs First Set Of Results

The awaited 2017 NBA Playoffs started last Saturday with matches in the Western Conference and Eastern Conference. The Western Conference came out with Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, and just recently, Houston Rockets as winners. Golden State Warriors leads the western’s current standing. Warriors small forward, Kevin Durant and power forward, Draymond Green made it into to NBA’s top 5 plays this weekend, helping their team to win against Portland Trail Blazers.

The first matches of the Eastern Conference hailed Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers as winners. Though all teams gave a tough fight, the Wizards played great, even gaining three spots in NBA's latest top 5 plays, which led them to win against Atlanta Hawks with 114 points. And despite Celtics’ loss, the team remains on top of the standings for the Eastern Conference.

Isaiah Thomas Gives His Best Despite Sister’s Tragic Passing

Boston Celtics point guard, Isaiah Thomas has proved that he’s a force to reckon with even when he is at his lowest. A day before the playoffs match between Celtics and Bulls, Thomas learned that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, died in a vehicular accident. Reports say that Chyna’s car veered off the highway in Federal Way, Washington, which then crashed to a large signpost.

Celtics and countless others have offered their condolences and despite the untimely passing of his sister, Isaiah still went on to play in their first round of series. Though Celtics lost to Bulls, Thomas still gave his best as one of the starting line-ups and even leveling the grounds during the last minutes of the game. Celtics coach, Brad Stevens revealed that Thomas is deeply hurting for his loss but he is still determined to play in the playoffs.

Related Articles

© 2019 ITECHPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Real Time Analytics