Celtics notebook: Isaiah Thomas wants Celtics to keep focus on Paul Pierce

Isaiah Thomas finally gave in to a growing outcry last night and requested the Celtics not hold a video tribute for him on Feb. 11, the same night the team will retire Paul Pierce’s number.

The Cavaliers guard, who originally had declined a tribute on Jan. 3, wanting to be honored on a night when he was actually playing and had his family in attendance, had initially requested the Feb.  11 date — with the Celtics accepting.

He posted the following statement on Twitter last night:

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