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What Had Happened Was: 5/3/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

No pain, no game (y’all see what I did there?) must have been the theme of the night for Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. Forty-eight hours removed from losing a tooth and less than 24 hours removed from surgery on said tooth, Thomas hit the deck again in the team’s second game against the Washington Wizards … head and mouth first.

Clearly, the blow was ineffective, as Thomas went off for a playoff career-high 53 points in the Celtics’ 129-119 win over the visiting Wizards on Tuesday night. Boston now has a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The 5-foot-9 guard became just the fourth player in Celtics history to score 50 or more points in a postseason game. Washington’s John Wall finished with 40 points and 13 rebounds.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

“The government’s stated intention with the residential schools was to ‘remove the Indian from the child.’ ”

Balch Springs, Texas, Police Department fires officer Roy Oliver, who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards with rifle.

Justice Department will not charge Baton Rouge, Louisiana, officers in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling.

Former Flint, Michigan, emergency manager in a closed-door meeting: “My job did not include ensuring safe drinking water.”

Netflix’s Dear White People earns a rare 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Michael Slager pleads guilty in killing of unarmed, fleeing black man Walter Scott.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. PICK UP THE PHONE, BABY

2. BUSTED

3. IT’S A PARTY, IT’S A PARTY

ICYMI

PICTURE-PERFECT

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.