DeMar DeRozan

Celtics' Thomas Misses Out On All-Star Starting Job

After the Celtics lost to the Knicks on Wednesday, Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas stood in the locker room and was asked if he thought he would be named a starter for the NBA All-Star Game.

"I should be, should be a starter," he said. "But I can't control that."

On Thursday night, Thomas came up just short, losing a tiebreaker with Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan for the Eastern Conference's second backcourt spot alongside Cleveland's Kyrie Irving.

Under the league's new voting system, Thomas and DeRozan finished with 2.75 points apiece. But since DeRozan finished ahead of Thomas in the fan vote, he received the honor. Thomas, who was the last pick of...

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