On Monday night, Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas made his return to the TD Garden in Boston, a place that he says "feels like home."

Thomas, who spent two and a half seasons in Boston including a second-team All-NBA campaign in 2016-17, was welcomed back with an emotional video tribute that brought the veteran guard to tears as the crowd gave him a roaring standing ovation.

IT was only on the court for seven minutes last night, he finished with zero points and two assists, as the Nuggets picked up a 114-105 win and punched their ticket to the playoffs.

After the game, he spoke about what it meant to be back in Boston, and how the city embraced him when his sister Chyna passed away.


“It’s always good to back. This feels like home, so it’s always good to be in the city of Boston and to be in TD Garden. And I’m just happy to be back and around familiar faces and to really get that genuine real love.”

"I went through the worst situation you can possibly go through in life with these people, and they was right there with me. Everybody in the city, the organization, they was right there with me, they went through that with me. That's why Boston means so much to me."