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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas smiles during the first half of Game 4 against the Wizards on Sunday in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas smiles during the first half of Game 4 against the Wizards on Sunday in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)
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The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards play Game 5 of their playoff series Wednesday night. The Celtics are counting on their point guard, Isaiah Thomas — who is coping with the recent death of his younger sister.

Shira Springer (@ShiraSpringer) from Here & Now contributor WBUR has a profile of Thomas, an underdog who became an NBA star.

This segment aired on May 10, 2017.

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