BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens says that all signs point toward Isaiah Thomas being able to play in Game 6 against the Hawks.
Stevens said Wednesday that he’d gotten all positive updates on the All-Star guard’s status, who limped to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain in the closing minutes of Tuesday’s 110-83 loss in Atlanta. Stevens said Thomas didn’t experience much swelling and “he feels good.” Boston hosts Atlanta Thursday night.
Thomas averaged 35 points in two victories at Boston that evened the series, but managed only seven points Tuesday as the Hawks took a 3-2 series lead.
Stevens says it’s still unlikely that Avery Bradley will be able to return this series after sitting out his fourth straight game with a strained right hamstring.
He said Bradley did do some jogging recently, but experienced some soreness afterward.