The first game of the series did not go well for the Boston Celtics or their all-star point guard. But, isaiah thomas still likes his team's chances in the Eastern Conference Finals series. This is arguably the biggest challenge Thomas and his Celtics have faced in the NBA playoffs since 2015 when they fell in the first round to the very same Cleveland Cavaliers. The Boston Celtics had a remarkable season, finishing with the first seed in the Eastern Conference after a back and forth affair for the coveted position with the Cavaliers for most of the season.

Isaiah urges his team not to panic

Isaiah Thomas keeps stressing the idea of it just being one game, just the first game in the series. Many teams in the past have lost or have been embarrassed in their first game but have also come back in the series and won. This is what Isaiah is hoping the Celtics can do, grab momentum in the series and pull an unexpected upset on the defending NBA champions. Isaiah said:

"We can't panic. It's only one game. They took care of business and we just gotta take care of business in Game 2...They're not the monstars."

Isaiah also discussed the idea of the Boston Celtics being "scared" of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And, he stated that that just isn't the case.

The Celtics have no fear, and they are ready to face any challenges presented to them in the playoffs. Boston guard Avery Bradley already stated his belief in his team's ability to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals and advance to the NBA Finals.

If this is to happen, they will need to face either the Golden State Warriors or the San Antonio Spurs -- two championship teams that will be a huge challenge for the C's.

But, the biggest challenge in front of Boston is the one they are facing right now, and that's against the squad of King James and his team.

Boston looking to improve in Game 2

Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals tips off on Friday, the 19th of May, at 8:30pm ET on TNT. Isaiah and his squad will be hoping to even the series at 1 win apiece.

But, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and the rest of the Cavaliers will also be looking to make a statement.

If the Cavs take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, it may get ugly for the Boston Celtics, as the series would head to Cleveland for games 3 and 4 at Quicken Loans Arena. So, ultimately, Game 2 will be a very important one for Isaiah Thomas and his Boston Celtics.