Bradley (hamstring) did not make the trip with the team to Atlanta for Tuesday's Game 5, Jay King of MassLive.com reports. The expectation remains that Bradley will not return at any point during the Celtics' first round series, but he could be back later in the postseason, should Boston advance. After dropping the first two games of the series, the Celtics won Games 3 and 4 behind big performances from Isaiah Thomas, Evan Turner and Marcus Smart. All three players saw at least 42 minutes in Game 4, a trend that could continue in Bradley's absence, especially with rookies R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier struggling to find their playoff footing.
A recent MRI on Bradley's strained right hamstring came back negative, but the Celtics still aren't expecting him back for their first-round series with the Hawks, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports. While it doesn't appear the hamstring injury Bradley suffered in Game 1 is as bad as the Celtics initially feared, the 25-year-old still needs some time off to recuperate from the injury. Marcus Smart ended up starting at shooting guard in Bradley's place in Game 2 and went 1-for-11 from the field, which may prompt coach Brad Stevens to shake up his lineup again as the series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Friday. In addition to Smart, Evan Turner, Terry Rozier, and R.J. Hunter will be asked to take on more minutes in Bradley's stead.
Coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday that Bradley (hamstring) will miss at least the next two games and is "very unlikely" to play in the rest of the series, Jay Kings of MassLive.com reports. The news comes as no surprise after Bradley left Saturday's Game 1 in considerable pain after suffering a right hamstring injury. As of now, it's considered a strain, but the guard is undergoing an MRI on Wednesday to asses any further damage. Regardless, Bradley is likely done for the series, meaning Marcus Smart and Evan Turner will continue to see big minutes, while rookies R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier step into increased roles off the bench.
Bradley (hamstring) will have an MRI on Wednesday and has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Hawks, Jay King of MassLive.com reports. As expected, Bradley was not at practice Monday and his MRI on Wednesday will likely help clear the air on the severity of the shooting guard's injury. The team is likely moving forward assuming they will be without Bradley for the remainder of the series, and Marcus Smart and Evan Turner are likely to see an increase in minutes as Boston loses a starter.
Bradley (hamstring) isn't participating in Sunday's practice, and is considered doubtful for the rest of the playoff series against the Hawks, Adam Himmelsback of the Boston Globe reports. Bradley left Saturday's playoff game against the Hawks with a right hamstring injury, and is receiving an MRI to assess the seriousness of his injury on Sunday. Coach Brad Stevens said that Bradley's strain is pretty significant, and that he's doubtful for the rest of the series. In his place, Marcus Smart and Evan Turner will likely see more playing time.
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