Found May 07, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Avery Bradley
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Avery Bradley made just two field goals last night, but they were early and he was super aggressive and — who knows? — maybe the resulting onslaught never would have occurred without the kick start from Boston’s most baby-faced guard.Bradley didn’t know he would even suit up until just more than an hour before tip-off, when Boston’s team doctors watched him shoot jumpers with a bulky wrap on his left shoulder and gave him the thumbs up to continue. Due to the rate at which Bradley hoisted jumpers in the first quarter, his right shoulder might have likewise become sore after the game’s first five minutes.If there was a better example of the 21-year old’s booming confidence, it does not immediately come to mind. And if there was a better measurement of his changing league-wide perception than the way Atlanta sprinted at him to close out on his shooting hand, I am not aware. This was a critical Game 4 of Bradley’s first playoff series (he received DNP-CDs in every postseason outing l...

Avery Bradley unconvincingly says he expects to play "It's really sore," Bradley told after the game. "Every time I go to extend my arm, and it gets hit, it comes in and out." This is not the first time Bradley has had a shoulder injury this season. Bradley suffered a similar injury at Charlotte on Feb. 7, and it sidelined him in Boston's 88-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb...

Ray Allen to play, Bradley a game-time decision

This update courtesy Greg Payne of ESPN Boston: Celtics guard Avery Bradley (dislocated left shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks, while Ray Allen (ankle) is expected to play, team officials confirmed after Boston's morning shootaround on Sunday at HealthPoint. Bradley and Allen participated in the entirety of Sunday...

Avery Bradley Remains in Game 4 Starting Lineup Despite Shoulder Injury

Avery Bradley left Game 3 with a left shoulder injury and did not return. Roughly an hour before gametime on Sunday, Doc Rivers confirmed that Bradley is healthy enough to play and will be in the starting lineup for Game 4. "It's a concern tonight and going forward," Rivers said of Bradley's shoulder. "But we just got the OK and we're going to throw him...

Avery Bradley, Ray Allen will play tonight

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics Ave ... via kwout We'll have to see how the shoulder injury affects his game, but Avery Bradley will give it a go tonight.  Though he'll be limited.  Ray Allen is also in, which is a nice surprise because I would have bet he'd be out after playing 37 minutes in Game 3. Josh Smith...

Avery Bradley, Josh Smith in; Ray Allen back for second straight game

BOSTON — For the second straight game, all 15 Boston Celtics are available. The Celtics weren’t sure Avery Bradley (shoulder) would play until 65 minutes prior to tipoff, but team doctors who watched the guard shoot jump shots gave him the go-ahead. “He’s going to go. We’re just going to see how it feels and [...]

Celtics Vs Hawks: Avery Bradley Will Start, Al Horford Is A Game-Time Decision

Doc Rivers told reporters before Sunday’s Game 4 at The TD Garden that Avery Bradley will start, despite needing his shoulder to be popped back into the socket during Game 3.  Via Gary Dzen of The Boston Globe:Bradley warmed up twice before tonight’s game under the direction of team doctor Brian McKeon before being cleared to play.“It’s a concern,” said Rivers. “It’s...

Avery Bradley a Game-Time Decision for Game 4, Ray Allen Expected to Play

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ray Allen is expected to play for the Celtics on Sunday in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. Allen and the other 14 players on the Celtics playoff roster all participated in shootaround at the team's practice facility, according to a team official. Avery Bradley, who left Friday's game after dislocating his left...

All Celtics expected to play in Game 5

It’s always good when the full stable of horses is healthy, but in this case it’s especially heart-warming to know that:A) Paul Pierce’s “I tripped and wiped out while dribbling during shootaround” does not have to enter the pantheon of weird injuries next to Derrick Rose’s “I rolled over while eating an apple and landed on a knife.”B) Ray Allen’s ankle continues...

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The Celtics hold a 3-1 edge in their best-of-seven series with the Hawks, and have a chance to put Atlanta away on Tuesday night. Before the action tips off on the court, though, the action will be electric on Twitter. That's because Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe will be tackling any Celtics or NBA questions you may have before Tuesday's Game 4. Whether you'...

Your Morning Dump... Where Swag made a lot of history

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "I said Swag -- that's what we call him around here, Swag; the young boy's got a lot of swag -- it's good to see him in the building, good to see him in practice," said Garnett. "...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 5/7

Herald  Celtics swoop in for kill Celtics mean business Steve Buckley: Truth be told, he’ll be ready Avery Bradley back in action Hawks down, not out Jrue Holiday steps up as Sixers take 3-1 lead on Bulls Hawks face playoff elimination after Celtics rout Playing short shifts reaps rewards for Kevin Garnett, Celtics Celtics win Game 4, 101-79 Globe  Celtics blow out Hawks...

Podcast: Breaking Down The First Round

Mark and McNeill chat about the impact injuries have had on the playoffs, if there should be an asterisk attached to whoever wins an NBA Championship this season, Indiana struggling to put away Orlando, Gregg Popovich putting on a coaching clinic this season and the gritty play from the Clippers. At the end of the podcast we have an interview that Jerel Marshall had with Boston Celtics...
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