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Isaiah Thomas takes to Twitter to thank Cavs fans for ‘a very special night’

Isaiah Thomas made his long-awaited debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday night’s 127-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena. And on Wednesday morning Thomas took to Twitter to not only thank Cavs fans for a raucous welcome but also for the “love and support” throughout his seven-month rehab process.

Thomas scored 17 points on a 6-of-12 shooting night while playing only 19 minutes in his debut. And Cavaliers fans welcomed Thomas with a thunderous ovation when he first entered the game late in the first quarter in an electric scene inside the Q.

And for that, among many other things, Thomas tweeted out his gratitude.

Thomas endured a grueling seven-month rehab process due to a torn labrum, among other injuries, to his right hip. It goes without saying that the shocking trade that delivered him to Cleveland left him with some hard feelings towards the Boston Celtics organization. But it certainly sounds like the support he received from Cavaliers fans helped him get through it all.

Speaking of the Celtics, the Cavaliers face their Eastern Conference nemesis on Wednesday night. Since the Cavs won’t play Thomas in back-to-back games early on in his return, the point guard will miss the chance to play in front of his old fans at TD Garden.

News surfaced Tuesday that Thomas requested that the Celtics do not air a video tribute to him during Wednesday’s game. Thomas has since indicated in a tweet his request stems from the hope that he “would like to actually PLAY & have my family in the arena to appreciate the LOVE the city/organization will show US? It ain’t about me it’s about my family…”