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Thomas worked out on a treadmill yesterday, but the team still doesn’t plan to see the guard again until Monday’s game against Philadelphia. Thomas, out after suffering a bruised lower back, did not travel with the team for tonight’s game in Indianapolis. “He’s still very sore,” Stevens said. Boston Herald

March 14, 2015 Updates

To nobody's surprise, Isaiah Thomas will not play in tonight's game against the Magic. He will not travel to Indiana tomorrow, either, but the hope is that he'll be ready for Monday's game against the Sixers. Brad Stevens told reporters before Friday's game that he's still got plenty of soreness. "Not going to travel with us," Stevens said of Thomas. "I'd say again I think the date that we've been shooting for is Monday but all he did today was jog a little bit on the treadmill. So he's still very sore." CSNNE.com

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Thomas’ back will need time to recover, and while the injury isn’t too severe, it’s certainly proved painful. “The doctors said they’ve never really seen a bruise like that in that area," Thomas said. "I was scared it was something, because I’ve never felt that pain before. When I watched the video, my body just freezes up.” NBA.com

Even without Thomas, who’s become a sparkplug for the Celtics since his acquisition, the C’s earned a thrilling win at TD Garden Wednesday night. Thomas was rooting his team on from a local hotel – he still hasn’t found a permanent home since the trade-deadline deal that brought him to Boston. “My team showed a lot of heart last night. I was watching the whole game. I was excited,” Thomas said. “Hopefully I can get back as soon as possible.” NBA.com

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“Heading into the All-Star break, we didn’t love the vibe around our team,” McDonough said. “I feel like there was a little more selfishness than there was last year. I think there’s some guys probably more concerned about their stats or individual contract status than team success. That’s one thing we’re trying to do here. We’re trying to build a culture, trying to find the core guys, the key guys to build around. I feel like we’re getting closer.’’ “Sometimes the players look at it and the agents look at it and say ‘What’s best for my client?’ As a player, ‘What benefits me the most?’ That was a bit disappointing. [The three-guard offense] certainly didn’t succeed. It certainly didn’t fail but we’re fine with that.” Boston Globe

The Suns are 2½ games behind Oklahoma City for the final playoff spot with a Thursday home matchup with the Thunder, in what could be considered the most important game of the season. The upheaval has to subside soon for Phoenix to fulfill expectations. “We just have to start winning,” McDonough said. “Despite all the changes and the turmoil, we’re two games out of the eighth spot right now. We’re going to see what we can do. Since we made the moves, the vibe around our team is better. The players have more energy. I feel good about our direction.” Boston Globe

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