According to CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely, Avery Bradley is not expected to play tonight against Chicago.
#Celticstalk: #Celtics guard Avery Bradley not expected to play tonight.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) January 18, 2013
Apparently the rib injury he was dealing with yesterday didn't heal quick enough. The Celtics are 14-16 this season without Bradley and give up over ten additional points a game when he does not suit up (98 compared to 87). The C's are 6-2 with Bradley in the line-up.
The C's 8 game streak of holding their opponents below 100+ points would now seem to be in jeopardy, although the Bulls aren't exactly an offensive juggernaut.
Interestingly enough, the C's will apparently start Leandro Barbosa in his place, not Courtney Lee or Jason Terry. Celtics looking to keep a bench unit that has finally found a rhythm intact it seems. From Sean Grande,
Avery Bradley (ribs) likely will not play tonight. Leandro Barbosa would start in his place. C's-Bulls WEEI 6:30.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 18, 2013
It'll be interesting to see how much of a spark Barbosa can create.
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