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‘Everything I do is for her’: Social media reacts to Isaiah Thomas’ 53-point game

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, center, is congratulated by fans after a win against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday in Boston. Thomas scored 53 as the Celtics took a 2-0 lead in the series.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, center, is congratulated by fans after a win against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday in Boston. Thomas scored 53 as the Celtics took a 2-0 lead in the series. The Associated Press

Isaiah Thomas continues to shine despite dark times.

The Boston Celtics’ All-Star guard scored a career-high 53 points Tuesday in a 129-119 overtime victory over the visiting Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

What’s significant about the performance is that he did it on what would have been his sister’s 23rd birthday. Chyna Thomas was killed in a auto accident on April 15 in Washington state.

Here’s how social media is reacting to Thomas’ performance:

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