The sister of Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas died in a car accident early on Saturday.
The Celtics, who are due to open their NBA playoff campaign against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, said in a statement: “We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas.
“The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family.”
The Boston Globe reported Thomas was still expected to play in Sunday’s game.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)