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The newly minted front-line guard combination of Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee was unrelenting, pestering Sacramento’s guards and fueling Boston’s offense by pushing the ball the other way. The duo helped the Celtics limit the Kings to 39.2 percent shooting overall and force 19 turnovers (that led to a whopping 27 points).
Lee and Bradley shared the floor for 26 minutes on Wednesday — the team’s most-used two-man combo, according to NBA.com lineup data — and the Kings shot just 36.6 percent from the field. Boston’s defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) was a glossy 71.5 when the Lee/Bradley combo was on the floor (well below Boston’s defensive rating of 87.6 for the game and 100.1 for the season).
Maybe that’s why the two have taken to the moniker “The Pitbulls.”
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