The Boston Celtics are in the nation's capital Thursday to play the Washington Wizards in the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. The Celtics lead two games to none in the best-of-seven series.
Guard Isaiah Thomas has continued his impressive play, despite the death of his sister nearly three weeks ago. On Tuesday, his late sister's birthday, Thomas scored 53 points in an overtime win.
Gary Washburn is the national basketball writer and Celtics reporter for the Boston Globe. He said that despite the heartbreak, Thomas has continued to carry the team.