Paul Pierce frustrated over Isaiah Thomas controversy

Paul Pierce frustrated over Isaiah Thomas controversy

Which means that despite the positive development, Thomas won't be making a surprise appearance Monday when the Cavs play the. They also had a 74-54 advantage in scoring in the second half.

Thomas picked up a quick assist with a pass to Crowder, who came with him from Boston in the summer trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics and shook the National Basketball Association. Only good things happened from there.

"There's no hard feelings", he said yesterday in Cleveland. "This ain't no revenge game". Last night, the reserves outscored Portland's reserves 61-23, increasing their average to 40.5 points this season (5th-highest in NBA).

Pierce did playfully offer one compromise for how the Celtics could run a Thomas tribute video that night: "You could Instagram it". The next time Thomas is slated to visit the Celtics, the team is already set to retire the No. 34 jersey of Paul Pierce - who said Thursday he is not particularly interested in sharing the spotlight. One option would be the Cavs' next visit on February 11, which conflicts with the Celtics' plan to retire Paul Pierce's number that night. I love this city.

Thomas is clearly still loved by the city of Boston. Was he saying the Cavs lucked out by getting past Boston to make the Finals previous year and a healthy Thomas would have swayed the series the other way? Defending James was a team effort for the C's. "He texted me last night, so, yeah, we're good", Thomas said before his new team faced the old one.

Thomas said he has a long way to go before he feels like himself on the court.

Same goes for Crowder, who arrived with Thomas in that trade.

"We all love Isaiah and are grateful for him and all that he's done for us as well", Ainge continued.

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There's no doubt that Pierce is a much greater figure in the storied history of the Celtics than Thomas, although the latter became a fan favorite in Boston to a degree that belied his relatively short tenure there of two-plus seasons. It was the season-opener, a 102-99 Cavs victory in which prized Celtics free-agent acquisition Gordon Hayward broke his ankle and was lost for the season. They enter 2018 in first place in the Eastern Conference at 30-10.

Boston ends a four-game homestand Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rozier scored eight straight Boston points in the first quarter and did it again in the fourth to put the Celts ahead by 21.

"It's not one of 82 because they're the No. 1 seed and we have some history with them obviously", James said. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich benched Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Rudy Gay with his team playing the second of back-to-back games.

"I enjoyed watching that throughout the game", Pierce said.

"I don't know why [some people are] so mad about it".

Stevens took a circumspect approach to the rematch with the Cavs.

As Lue said after the game, Thompson's screening for Thomas forces defenders into a tough spot. "They've had everybody's number in the East for a couple of years now and we're amongst that list".

We've all seen what Thomas is capable of doing with a chip on his shoulder.

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