James totalled 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds, Kevin Love added 19 points and seven boards, Jae Crowder scored 17 and Dwyane Wade had 15 and eight rebounds to help the Cavaliers (25-12) snap a three-game losing streak.
"It's been a long process for me", Thomas said Monday following practice. They agreed on it.
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Thomas didn't play when the Cavaliers and Celtics played on January 3, and the team was originally going to honor him with the tribute video then.
Wednesday's loss - a 102-88 stinker against the Boston Celtics - shouldn't be all that surprising.
It promises to be an electrifying match-up between two of the league's best sides, and here's how you can follow the game live. Since then they are just 8-6, and their defense has dropped off significantly.
Right from the jump, Thomas was ready to fire from distances we've become accustomed to watching him drain shots from.
Can the Celtics stop LeBron? . He scored 17 points in just 19 minutes of action, and after the game, he told reporters he felt "like a damn rookie" when he saw the reaction he got from his teammates after assembling his solid stat line. Thomas led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals last season, playing his heart out after his sister, Chyna, was killed in a auto crash.
"It is going to be nothing but love for him from Boston", he said. Although he had expressed shock at the trade and held a grudge toward Danny Ainge, who orchestrated it, the relationship between him and the Boston fans remains unblemished. If Thomas plays well and wins a championship together with James, the latter may just decide to play out his final years in Cleveland.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Gerald Green scored 27, Clint Capela had 21 points and eight rebounds and the visiting Rockets got by without National Basketball Association scoring leader James Harden, routing the Magic 116-98.
Joel Embiid powered the 76ers to a 112-106 win over the Spurs by scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. His 29.6 points is the most he averages against any team, and they come on over 50 percent shooting.
After the ex-Celtics star requested they don't show one during yesterday's reunion game, in which he sat out, questions, scrutiny and major publicity have surrounded the ordeal. This will be a tight game which will go down to the wire, but Boston's recent form might just give Cleveland the slightest of edges.
Brad Stevens believed the first meeting with the Cavs was something of a coming-of-age game for Jayson Tatum. "He's going to be in the right spots and take charges, going to take the challenge". The Celtics' defense was on its game, getting into passing lanes and forcing the Cavs out of their sets, not that there was much resistance as the Cavs were lethargic and didn't match the energy. Despite his burying of the hatchet, that chip is bigger than ever after the first team that Thomas wanted to spend the rest of his career with and made him feel wanted ultimately sent him packing.