The Celtics have two days off before Game 3 Friday against the Bulls in Chicago.
Stevens said memorial services for Thomas’ sister had not been finalized but suggested the entire team would make an effort to attend.
The Celtics are doing everything they can to help Thomas navigate this difficult phase, especially while he’s on the opposite coast from much of his family.
Pavel Datsyuk’s return to Russia has culminated with another championship victory for the former Detroit Red Wings star.
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Datsyuk’s SKA St. Petersburg won the Gagarin Cup on Sunday, defeating Metallurg Magnitogorsk 5-3 in Game 5 to win the Kontinental Hockey League’s championship series 4 games to 1.
Datsyuk, 38, was injured for Game 5 but joined team captain and former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk on the ice following the game to hoist the Cup.
Datsyuk, who won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, scored 12 goals and had 22 assists during the KHL regular season and added four goals and five assists in the seven postseason games in which he appeared.
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There were two postseason teams out of the 76 that started 2-10 or worse. The first team to do it was the 1951 Giants, who won the pennant, won the pennant, won the pennant that year. The second team to do it was the 2001 A鈥檚, who ended up with 102 wins (and finished 14 games out of first place). Those were excellent teams that started poorly for whatever reason, then rallied.