BOSTON (CBS) — Isaiah Thomas is returning to Boston, and life is much different for the former Celtics fan favorite this time around. “I’m at a good place mentally,” Thomas said in a feature on Bleacher Report. “I got my joy back.” Not much has gone Thomas’ way since his final months in Boston, and it has led to a long road to recovery for the former MVP candidate. He lost his younger sister the day before the 2016-17 postseason, but played through that emotional pain. He played through actual pain a few days later when he lost two teeth during Game 1 of Boston’s second-round series against the Washington Wizards, which required a pair of lengthy stints in a dentist chair. He answered the bell a few nights later with a career game, dropping 53 points on his future team — on the night of his late sister’s birthday. It was a special moment that Celtics fans won’t soon forget, even if Thomas is no longer part of the team’s fabric. Thomas was also playing on a bad hip during that thrilling series against the Wizards, and by the time Boston walked off the floor victorious in Game 7,… Read full this story
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