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OAKLAND — In the wake of the Warriors’ opening playoff victory, forward Kevin Durant took timeout during his postgame press conference to express the team’s sympathy toward Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas, whose sister died in a car accident on Saturday.
“I want to express condolences to the Thomas family,” Durant said. “It’s tragic news about Isaiah Thomas’ sister. We’re all praying for him, and the NBA family’s behind him.”
Chyna Thomas, 22, died in a one-car accident in Federal Way, Wash.
The Boston star, who formerly played for the Sacramento Kings, played in the Celtics’ playoff opener Sunday despite his sister’s death and scored 33 points, but his team was upset by the Chicago Bulls 106-102.