Boston Celtics Casting Avery Bradley as Season Savior Shows Level of Desperation

December 25th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
It's been a rough season so far for the Boston Celtics, to say the least.

A 93-76 win over the bumbling Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day moved the C's back above the .500 mark, which they've essentially straddled throughout the 2012-13 NBA season so far. They finally played a spot of lockdown defense, holding Deron Williams and company to 40.6 percent shooting and forcing 20 turnovers.

Doc Rivers can only hope efforts like this will be routine once Avery Bradley gets back into the fold. The third-year shooting guard out of Texas has yet to set foot on the floor this season. He underwent double shoulder surgery early in the Celts' run to the Eastern Conference Finals and has been sidelined ever since. According to Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald, Bradley won't be back in uniform until after the C's finish up their current four-game road swing:


Bradley will not join Celtics out west this week.

— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 25, 2012  

In the meantime, the presumed impact of his impending return continues to approach mythic proportions, due largely to Boston's defensive struggles in his abse ...

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