The Boston Celtics might need a little magic to pull off a convincing win Wednesday night in Orlando.
Boston will be without All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, who told reporters Tuesday he suffered a groin injury during the second quarter of Monday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets.
Thomas hoped he would feel better in time for Wednesday’s when speaking with reporters Tuesday morning, but C’s coach Brad Stevens revealed Wednesday that Thomas was sent home Tuesday night due to the injury and will not play Wednesday’s road game against the Orlando Magic.
“It’s an injury to be (wary) of because it can hamper you,” Stevens said of Thomas’ injury, via the Celtics’ Twitter account. “Groin strains are a little unpredictable.”
There’s no official word on whether Thomas will play Friday night when the Celtics return home to host the defending Atlantic Division champion Toronto Raptors.
Thomas is averaging 26.0 points per game this season, tied for second-most in the Eastern Conference.
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