After the game, Thomas got emotional while talking to reporters at the podium. Thomas scored a remarkable 29 points in the fourth quarter and OT, and he revealed his special motivation to do so.
Tuesday was his sister Chyna’s birthday. She passed away in a car accident in Washington in April.
If you can’t quite make it out, Thomas said, “Today’s my sister’s birthday. She would’ve been 23 today, so the least I can do is go about there and play for her.”
I don’t think many of us can fathom what Thomas was feeling today. He certainly did all he could to create a special way to honor Chyna.
Game 3 is on Thursday in Washington.