Isaiah Thomas will be getting a visit from the tooth fairy Sunday night.
The Celtics star guard had his central incisor knocked out of his mouth in the first quarter of Game 1 against the Wizards after Washington’s Otto Porter Jr. raised his elbow to gather a pass from John Wall.
The elbow struck Thomas and the tooth went flying, but he recovered it after the play and handed the souvenir to Boston trainer Ed Lacerte.
The Celtics had trailed 16-0 to start the second-round home tilt. But Thomas, who has been dealing with adversity since his sister died in a car crash before Game 1 of the first round, showed a good attitude about his bloody mouth and responded with back-to-back three-pointers.
The Celtics, who were down 38-24 after the first quarter, cut the deficit to five points at halftime. Thomas, who scored 19 points in the opening half, finished with 33 as the Celtics came back to beat the Wizards, 123-111.
Source: Ny Daily News