Isaiah Thomas went into full playoff hockey mode in the first half of Game 1 of the Celtics-Wizards series this afternoon. After trying to deflect a pass to Otto Porter coming off a screen, his tooth literally flew out of his face onto the court. The camera caught it perfectly.
Isaiah Thomas got a tooth knocked out then hit back-to-back 3-pointers. pic.twitter.com/K3bMwdpx9d
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) April 30, 2017
— Celtics News (@CelticsNewsNBA) April 30, 2017
Then in classic hockey fashion, he kept playing and immediately hit back-to-back threes right in the Wizards’ face.
— NBA (@NBA) April 30, 2017
Who says only NHL guys play through these kinds of injuries? The only thing missing was him tweeting a selfie during a timeout to make sure everyone saw that the tooth was in fact missing.
Then somehow, after heading back to the locker room for a bit, the Celtics doctors just popped that bad boy back in and IT returned to action.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Isaiah Thomas had his tooth repositioned and has checked back into the game.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 30, 2017
Can we call this “The Tooth Game”?