Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident on Saturday morning


BOSTON –  The status of Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas for Sunday’s Game 1 matchup against the Chicago Bulls is unclear after his sister was killed in a one-car accident on Saturday morning.


Chyna J. Thomas, 22, died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Wash., according to the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune.

“We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas,” read a statement released by the Celtics Saturday night. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family.​”

According to the Washington State Patrol, she died at the scene of the accident which occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday.

The Tribune report indicated that her car, a 1998 Toyota Camry, was being driven normally at first.

“All of a sudden it started to drift very casually onto the left shoulder,” State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King said.

It eventually hit a side barrier.

“That vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post,” King said.

Boston is scheduled to play the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of their first-round matchup on Sunday. It is unclear if the two-time All-Star who led the East in scoring this season (28.9 points per game), will suit up in what would surely be an emotionally charged game.

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