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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.
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.
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