Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will not play for Boston in its Game 5 showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. WEEI's Mike Petraglia also reports that Bradley may be done for the rest of the playoffs with injuries to both shoulders.
Bradley has been a vital piece of the Celtics' rotation in recent months, shoring up a backcourt that can struggle to score from the perimeter with Ray Allen on the bench and carving out a role as one of Doc Rivers' most trusted reserves by stepping up while Allen has struggled to stay healthy this season.
Bradley played 28 minutes in Game 4, scoring eight points and snagging three rebounds for the Celtics. He scored 14 points in his first game of the 2012 NBA playoffs, but has not reached double figures in points since.
The Celtics not having Bradley tonight might screw up a Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals. Bomani Jones wouldn't like that.
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