Boston Celtics romp as Isaiah Thomas torments former team Kings
Isaiah Thomas had a big game against the Kings. AP

MEXICO CITY — Isaiah Thomas tormented his former team, scoring 21 points and leading the Boston Celtics over the Sacramento Kings 114-97 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in the NBA's third regular-season game played in Mexico.

Thomas, who played for the Kings from 2011-14, scored 19 points in the first half. He shot 8 for 14 overall and had nine assists, helping the Celtics win for the fourth time in their last five games.

Kelly Olynyk added 21 points for the Celtics while Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder each had 20.

Rudy Gay scored 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 16 for the Kings, who lost for the third time in their last four games.

Rajon Rondo, playing against his former team for the second time in his career, was sent off in the third quarter after a double technical foul and finished with five points for the Kings.

Rondo also faced the Celtics last season, when he was playing for the Dallas and scored 29 points in 119-101 win.

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