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I’m still not sure exactly how an 11-point lead dissolved into a tie game in less than three milliseconds, but only a cruel god would have subjected us to five extra minutes of that sludge. Thankfully, the Celtics prevailed in overtime against an Atlanta Hawks team that brought a lot of effort if not a lot of talented players healthy enough to compete.For all the interesting side notes this game gifted us (T-Mac’s first-half revival, an Erick Dampier sighting, multiple “Erick Dampier still has hands made of brick” reminders, Avery Bradley’s block on Joe Johnson to end the second quarter, Ray Allen’s impressive return to the parquet, a fun stretch where Brandon Bass was the only big man on the court, Rajon Rondo’s “I can still do this on my worst day” triple-double), I feel like somebody just put out a cigarette on my retinas.The Celtics are lucky there are no Russian judges sitting courtside to detract points for style (or, in this case, utter lack thereof). Boston made a habit of...
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"It's really sore," Bradley told CSNNE.com 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...
You could make a case that Avery Bradley did not deserve this season’s Most Improved Player Award. I would not agree with you, but the case can be made for a few different players. It’s more difficult to say that seven other players improved more than Bradley did, but that’s what the award’s voters determined.Bradley finished eighth in the NBA’s Most Improved Player award...
When Avery Bradley left to the locker room with Dr. Brian McKeon during the third quarter of last night’s game, three thoughts went through my head:1) Thank the sweet lord that Ray Allen chose the right night to come back.2) Maybe Bradley needs to go to the bathroom and McKeon’s just there as part of the buddy system.And3) NOOOO!!!!But Bradley claims he’ll return for Game...
Avery Bradley has been a solid contributor for the Boston Celtics this season filling in well for an ailing Ray Allen and providing quality minutes at the shooting guard position. The Celtics have been hit by a myriad of injuries this season and the playoffs are no different. Allen returned from an ankle injury but is playing limited minutes. He probably will return to his role as...
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 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...
The official word from the Celtics this afternoon is that Avery Bradley will be a “game time decision” tonight. According to Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Bradley has been dealing with a recurring shoulder issue all season, which he aggravated against Atlanta in Game 3. It has yet to force him to miss any time so far this year though. The good news for Boston is that Ray...
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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.
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 [...]
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...
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...
<img style="border: none;" title="Twitter / @ajchawks: Josh Smith on GM 4: "I'm p ..." usemap="#map_m25h4x5a" src="http://kwout.com/cutout/m/25/h4/x5a_bor_w480.jpg" alt="http://twitter.com/ajchawks/status/198791632605298689" width="480" height="257" />A shame, too. I could kind of get used to watching...
The mini series of the top individual playoff performers from each day continues. Day Four of the NBA post season is over.Unlike the day before, this playoff day brought few surprises with the eight seeded Philadelphia winning and fourth seeded Boston doing the same thing without their two stars.Without any further ado, here's the list.10.Avery BradleyHe started at point for...
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