The real Avery Bradley finally showed up.
With 9:48 to go in the 4th quarter on Friday night, Iman Shumpert's follow dunk off a Pablo Prigioni missed layup put the Knicks ahead 75-49. What followed was one of the crazier things I have ever witnessed at the Garden in all my years as a Celtics season ticket holder.
New York would not score again for the next 4:43. Avery Bradley hit a long jumper (his first points of the night) shortly thereafter, trimming the Knicks lead to 24. During the official timeout at the 8:48 mark, my buddy and I watched Doc Rivers still coaching hard, and wondered what he could possibly be saying to his team. I joked "Oh, he's just telling them to go on a quick twenty-five to nothing run and everything will be fine."
The next 2:09 were unlike anything I've ever seen on a basketball court. The Knicks turned the ball over 5 times during that span. Jeff Green hit two free throws, a three, and a layup (7 PTS), Paul Pierce nailed a 3 and a driving layup ...