Celtic Isaiah Thomas Lost a Tooth But Gained Shooting Superpower In NBA Semifinal (Video)

“It bothers me to talk, my tongue goes right through my tooth,” the NBA star said afterwards

During the opening minutes of Sunday’s Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas got popped in the mouth and spit out a front tooth.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that it gave him shooting superpowers.

The Celtics were down 16-0 when Thomas inadvertently took an elbow to the mouth while trying to defend Wizard forward Otto Porter. A front tooth shot out and Thomas calmly picked it up off the court. With a gaping hole in his usually toothy smile, Thomas went on to shoot back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers, which certainly helped the Celtic climb out of that deficit.

The Celtics went on to win 123-111. Thomas told reporters in post-game interviews, “It bothers me to talk, my tongue goes right through my tooth.”

Naturally, Celtic fans had a little fun with him on social media.