Isaiah Thomas reveals 53-point effort over Wizards came on sister Chyna’s birthday (VIDEO)

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Isaiah Thomas went off on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. The Boston Celtics guard scored 53 points en route to a Game 2 victory over the Wizards, and the Celtics now lead the series 2-0.

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.

Via Twitter:

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.