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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Celtics' guard Avery Bradley injures ankle


By on 1/22/2014 01:00:00 PM

The Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat on Tuesday by the score of 93-86.  The loss was the Celtics' 15th in their last 17 games to drop to 14-29, fourth in the Atlantic Division.  During the game, point guard Avery Bradley played only seven minutes due to a sprained ankle.

As reported by Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe, Bradley sprained his ankle in the second quarter and coach Brad Stevens was unsure as if Bradley would play tonight against the Washington Wizards.

“I don’t know. It looks like he got it pretty good. It didn’t seem like he was walking great. If I had to guess, personally, I would say no, but it would be a guess.”

Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

The Celtics are already without Jerryd Bayless, who is out with a sprained big left toe. So if Bradley cannot go, that leaves the team with Rajon Rondo, Phil Pressey and Keith Bogans as the only active guards. Rondo played 26 minutes against the Heat, but he's still on limited minutes, so the Celtics' back court would be very thin if Bradley cannot play tonight.

Bradley is in his fourth season out of Texas.  He has steadily become one of the better guards in the league. He averaged only 1.7 points in 5.2 minutes per game as a rookie. This season, Bradley is averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

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