BOSTON (AP) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the
starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with
a bruised right knee.

Boston coach Brad Stevens made the announcement before his
team’s matchup against Washington. He said there was no limit
on his minutes.

Thomas is the team’s second-leading scorer at 29.2 points per
game.

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