Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/25/12
The last time Avery Bradley played 40+ minutes in a basketball game it was without a doubt far away from the TD Banknorth Garden. However, the second year pro got the starting nod in place of the injured Ray Allen and took full advantage of the opportunity. Bradley scored 15 of the Celtics first 21 points en route to 19 first half points and 23 total on 9-14 shooting. With the defensive minded guard in the starting lineup, we may have gotten a glimpse of the green future. With the Bradley-Rondo backcourt, the Celtics featured a previously unseen dimension. Fans have long wondered what Rajon Rondo could do with a young, athletic guard with slashing abilities by his side. As much love as we have for Allen, it has been many years since he boasted all three of those traits. Many of Bradley's open chances were the result of Rondo passes, and his offensive explosion forged a big lead for Boston early. Aided by good bench play from Greg Stiemsma, the Celtics built a 20+ point lead in the ...
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