Isaiah Thomas Talks Winning, Playing Through Tragedy & This Year’s Playoffs

Isaiah Thomas has remained the topic of conversation during these NBA playoffs, mostly because he’s willed the Boston Celtics to victory on numerous occasions. Whether it’s going off for 40 points or contributing with assists and other aspects when teams try to shut him down.

But he has an incredible challenge against LeBron James as his team faces the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

During a talk with Hannah Storm for SportsCenter, he talks about what it means to play for the Celtics and what he wants to accomplish in the city of Boston, with such a historic legacy the franchise has. Not only does he want to win championships, but he wants those MVP trophies and Gold medals too. He was also asked what it’s been like to play through his sister’s death and he mentioned his family and teammates as such a big support during this difficult time.

Lastly, IT4 spoke on this year’s playoffs and how people counted them out, but they fought through it. A sentiment that came up yesterday when he was asked by the media how confident he was about winning games against the Cavs. His response:

I believe in these guys. We’re not scared of Cleveland. They’re not the Monstars. They’re not on ‘Space Jam.’ They lace up their shoes just like us. They just happened to play better than us in Game 1. We just gotta protect home court in Game 2 and get the win.

We’re not just happy to be here. We want to win this series. And that’s what we’re trying to do. We want to let everybody in this world know that we’re for real and that we’re one of the top teams in the NBA. With this series, we gotta go out and show the world. Everybody knows that everybody is counting us out. And we’ve been there before, though. It’s nothing new for us.”

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Celtics is tonight at 8:30pm EST.

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