Monday evening was a memorable one for former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. “It’s always good to be back,” he said. “It feels like home.” The 30-year-old, now a member of the Denver Nuggets, returned to TD Garden for the first time as an active player since getting traded from the Celtics in August 2017. A fiery and competitive spirit, Thomas powered Boston to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals during his two-and-a-half-season tenure, captivating fans with his fourth-quarter heroics on seemingly a nightly basis. “I turned into a superstar here,” Thomas said Monday. “The world knew my name when I played for the Boston Celtics. I’m not saying they don’t now, but playing for the Celtics changed my whole career on and off the floor.” “When you think about second-team All-NBA, 29 [points] a game, he had special, special years,” added coach Brad Stevens, whom Thomas calls one of his “favorite people in the world” and someone he still talks to every couple of weeks. “He just played. He always wanted to play. He was super impressive to be around on a day-to-day basis.” As a Celtic, Thomas averaged 24.7 points per game and was known for leaving everything out… Read full this story
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