The Boston Celtics star had a front tooth knocked out of his mouth Sunday night, during the opening game of the team’s second-round playoff matchup against the Washington Wizards. Thomas lost the tooth colliding with Washington’s Otto Porter Jr.
The Nike-sponsored athlete didn’t let the new gap in his smile deter him from having a spectacular game, however. Thomas led the Celtics to a 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1. The All-Star guard finished with a game-high 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting, including going 5-for-11 from three-point range. He also dished out 9 assists.
Thomas, who is in his sixth season in the NBA, laces up the Nike Kobe A.D. (from $120 to $160 for men via Foot Locker) when he hits the court. For Sunday’s game, the basketball star wore a black-and-green player’s edition of the latest signature shoe of NBA icon Kobe Bryant.
Thomas and the Celtics will be at home, at Boston’s TD Garden, to face the Wizards on Tuesday for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.