At one point last night, I asked…
Is Avery Bradley hurt or something?What am I missing here?
— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) January 17, 2013
Turns out the answer was yes.
According to coach Doc Rivers, the 6-foot-2 defensive star, has a rib injury that will keep him from practicing today.
“He’s OK; not great,” said Rivers in describing Bradley’s current state physically. “He’s not going to do anything today, for sure.”
His status is day-to-day as the C’s close out their five-game homestand Friday night against the Bulls.
My initial reaction is “ahhh… crap.”
The Celtics are simply a different team without Bradley. We’ve seen it over the past two weeks. And last night without a healthy Bradley to finish out the game, the C’s struggled again without him (though, to be fair, hardly anyone played well anyway).
The Bulls are a matchup problem for the Celtics, but they’ve got weak ball handlers that could be exploited with Bradley hounding them full court. It could help erase som