Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas looks to pass the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert, left, defends during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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BOSTON - Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury.

The team made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland in the second half.

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Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in Game 6 of the East semifinals against Washington. Team doctor Brian McKeon says if he continues playing, he could have "more significant long-term damage to his hip."

Thomas did not travel with the team to Cleveland for Sunday's third game of the best-of-seven series. The Cavaliers lead the top-seeded Celtics 2-0.