Isaiah Thomas shines in Cavs debut

The two-time All-Star and former Celtic scored 17 off the bench on 50 percent shooting. He will sit out Wednesday's matchup against Boston.

Kahron Spearman

Looking magnificent in his comeback from a serious hip injury, Isaiah Thomas scored 17 off the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers on 6 of 12 shooting, in a 127-110 win over the visiting Portland Trailblazers.

He played 19 minutes, after being grounded for seven months. LeBron James finished with 24 points, 8 assists, and six rebounded. Damien Lillard had 25 for the Blazers.

The two-time All-Star and former Celtic will sit out Wednesday's matchup against Boston.

It's been a long journey for me. I couldn't really see the light at the end of the tunnel. For that day to come the first couple days of 2018, it's going to be a special year.

Isaiah Thomas
Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers

"It was a special moment," he said to the press after the game. "I haven't played in a game and you would think I was here for a few years and playing and battling in the Finals with this team. But it was special for my family to be here, my wife and kids to see that, that's genuine love right there."


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