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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will play on Sunday against the Wizards in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Thomas traveled to Tacoma, Wash., late Friday night so he could attend his younger sister’s funeral on Saturday. He returned late Saturday night. “He’s back,” coach Brad Stevens said before Sunday’s tipoff. “He’s ready to play.”Stevens said his discussions with Thomas on Saturday weren’t about hoops, but instead about how hard it is to speak at a funeral.
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Selecting a term
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