Since shooting 10-15 in his 22 point outburst at Philadelphia on March 5th, Avery Bradley has made just 39 of 121 field goal attempts (32.2% over the last 12 games). He hasn't scored in double figures in 6 games, and is only 2-13 from three in the past 5. Until yesterday he'd gone 3 straight contests without a steal, and back to back games without recording a single assist.
From the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes, before last night's game Bradley had this to say:
“I’ve just got to stay confident. Sometimes I forget that I had surgery [on both shoulders]. And I always think that everything will be perfect all the time. Obviously I’m going through a slump right now. I’ve just got to stick with it.”
It looks as if Rondo's absence is finally starting to take it's toll on Bradley, which should come as no surprise. How can he be expected to play the level of defense that he does at one end, and also be the team's primary ball handler at the other? From the same piece by Holmes, Doc ...