Celtics guard Bradley likely out for remainder of first round
Boston guard Avery Bradley will likely miss the rest of the Celtics’ NBA first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks with a right hamstring strain.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Sunday that Bradley underwent an MRI exam after being injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s 102-101 loss in the Eastern Conference series opener in Atlanta.
“As of right now I would say he’s out Tuesday night (for game two), but obviously he’ll continue to get treatment around the clock and go from there,” Stevens said. “So I would say very unlikely the rest of the series.”
Stevens said Saturday that Bradley “heard a pop” after landing awkwardly while defending a layup attempt by Hawks guard Jeff Teague with seven minutes remaining.
Bradley scored 18 points before the injury.
He said he “felt weird” after landing and collapsed to the floor. Bradley had to be helped off the floor and taken to the locker room.
“We’ve obviously had games without him before,” Stevens said. “We have to have other guys step up.”