Thomas is in lineup after missing 2 games with knee injury

3/20/2017 3:25:37 PM

BOSTON (AP) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee.

Boston coach Brad Stevens made the announcement before his team"s matchup against Washington. He said there was no limit on his minutes.

Thomas is the team"s second-leading scorer at 29.2 points per game.

Boston enters the matchup 1+ games ahead of the Wizards for second place in the Eastern Conference, but they trail top-seeded Cleveland by 2+ games.