Call it a shot put, floater or even palming the ball. Whatever it was, a circus shot by Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was one of the highlights of Boston's first victory of the season, 89-86 over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
"Shot put, floater?" Rondo said. "The ball went in the hole at the right time. We needed it. I needed it."
BOSTON – Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas (hip) is feeling better, but no decision has been made on whether the two-time All-Star will have surgery.
“He’s doing some rehab work out there with his people in Seattle,” Stevens told a pool reporter during Thursday night’s NBA draft. “He’s getting ready to host his Zeke-end (basketball tournament), which is a big deal for him.”
Thomas, who led all players in the Eastern Conference with a 28.9 points per game average, suffered a right hip injury in Boston’s second-round series against Washington but continued to play through it.
However, the injury only worsened and ultimately led to him being unable to return in the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland which ended in five games.
Stevens said no decision has made yet as to whether Thomas will require surgery.
“He has his follow-up appointment here in a couple of weeks to determine next course of action,” Stevens said. “And nothing’s determined after that. He hasn’t done a lot, physically, and will be off his feet until that next appointment, or won’t be doing any basketball.”
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