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Avery Bradley will play Wednesday night vs Memphis. So is our savior starting two guard ready?
Any returning-to-action jitters for Bradley?
“No, not really,” he said. “At first I was — as I started to get closer and closer. But now I’ve just been trying to prepare, just focusing more than anything, not getting antsy. Just knowing my dates and where I need to be, when I touched those dates, and that’s been my main focus right now.”
Many have pegged Bradley as a potential savior for a struggling Boston squad that’s lost its familiar brand of defense. Bradley will aid the search for defensive consistency, but he again downplayed his ability to individually right this ship.
“I try not to worry about [expectations],” said Bradley. “All you can do is go out there and play hard and that’s what I’m going to do. That’s all I know, that’s how I play. So just go out there and leave everything out on the floor and tomorrow that’s what you guys will see.”
Despite Bradley’s return, the C
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Another home game and we are treated with Tommy Heinsohn's tweets. He was very excited for Avery Bradley's return and had some high praise for him before the game.
Ready for the return? "Avery Bradley is probably the best on-ball defender in the entire league...THAT is how good he is!"
— Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) January 3, 2013
I agree with Tommy that...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Avery Bradley must have left his green-tinted halo at home, because the Celtics’ supposed savior was missing his angelic glow on Tuesday. Bradley has not played competitively since May 18, yet many fans and observers seem to be counting on him to rescue the Celtics from their current slide.
Bradley has heard those folks’ cries for help, but as he prepares to...
According to ESPN, Boston Celtics’ guard Avery Bradley is expecting to make his debut on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. “Just like any other day,” Bradley said before the team’s practice. “I’m going to prepare today, we’re going to go through practice, go over the plays, make sure I know what’s going on. And tomorrow [...]
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Molly previews the return of Avery Bradley tonight and the Celtics match-up with the Grizzlies.
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After missing a game against the Golden State Warriors and clearly being held back by injury against the Sacramento Kings, the injury woes continue for Rajon Rondo.
Rondo will sit out practice today:
Doc said he’ll let practice dictate whether Bradley will start vs. Memphis. Rajon Rondo (hip) will sit out practice; questionable for game.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) January...
During practice Tuesday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the team will be graced with the return of Avery Bradley, who hasn’t played in seven months and is coming off surgery on both his shoulders, for Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bradley said he hasn’t felt any pressure, he’s just happy to be back.
“Just like any other day, I’m going to prepare today...
Rajon Rondo might not be ready to return to action for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, but fellow guard Avery Bradley expects to play for the first time this season. Bradley underwent offseason surgery on both shoulders. Rondo bruised his right hip Thursday, didn't play Saturday, then struggled through 36 minutes Sunday, scoring two points. "I'm excited, the team...
Avery Bradley returns on Wednesday for the Celtics and could be the spark they need
The Boston Celtics are struggling in 2012-2013. As the schedule turns from 2012 to 2013, the Boston Celtics are two games below .500 and their troubles are highlighted by a post-Christmas west-coast swing where they lost three games to the Warriors, the Clippers and the Kings by an average of 21 points...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Whether by injury, by choice, or by a lack of ability, Rondo’s defense has regressed badly. Avery Bradley started out on Mike Conley, putting Rondo on Allen, and Allen promptly exploded for a 6-8 shooting...
ESPN Box Score
Wow. What is there to say? The Kings outplayed the Celtics the whole game, except for the second quarter which the Celtics won 31-30. The defense did not show up, allowing the Kings to shoot 53.7% from the field and 50% from 3. DeMarcus Cousins got his first triple-double. Jason Thompson, Isiah Thomas, and John Salmons scored over 20 points for the...
Tweet Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the NBA’s better defenders. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011 and First Team last year. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is one of the more crafty players in the league with the ball in his hands, known [...]
As the new year begins, the rumors surrounding the Celtics and coveted bigs like DeMarcus Cousins can only get louder. Louder - that is - until the February trade deadline passes or until DMC is dealt to another team - whichever comes first. It is quite possible that Danny Ainge will come away empty handed or with a less-coveted player but a (serious) change, moving forward...
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“These are dog days. This is when you really see who’s with you right now. You know, ain’t nobody cheering. Ain’t no lights on us right now. And I love this right here, because this is when all the plastic...
Oddly enough, Bradley's return didn't solve every single problem ever for the Celtics.Welcome back, Avery. Not welcome back, same Celtics team we’ve seen for the past several weeks. Please go away forever.Doc claimed that Bradley would be without a minutes-limit before the game, but it’s difficult to believe that Bradley will only get 20 minutes per game as the season...
Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo talk after the Celtics third straight blowout loss.
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