The Boston Celtics will receive a major boost to their lineup on Monday night.
— Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) March 20, 2017
Head coach Brad Stevens confirmed the development via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald and also added that the 5-foot-9 point guard will not be on a minutes restriction and should see his normal amount of playing time.
“He’s feeling a lot better, I think all the treatment over the weekend, which he had a ton of, was all positive, and so he’s good to go.”
“I don’t think so, I haven’t heard that from the training staff, but usually a minutes restriction is as much due to an extended period of time [out] as anything else.”
The Celtics definitely missed his presence the past two games as they struggled on the offensive end without him. Thomas is the league’s third leading scorer this year and is playing his best season in the NBA with averages of 29.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.
Their matchup against the Wizards is expected to be hotly contested one as it will be their last meeting in the regular season and will determine who wins the season series. Should the Celtics come out victorious, it will strengthen their grip on the second seed in the Eastern Conference as their opponents on the night are currently just two games behind them, and are looking to move higher in the standings.