Avery Bradley sat out the end of Wednesday night's victory in Philadelphia with a sore ankle. Both Bradley and Rajon Rondo missed practice yesterday due to soreness. For Bradley it's the same lingering right ankle sprain that recently caused him to miss five games. Via CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely:
"I've just been trying to fight through the pain. It just gave out on me a little bit (on Wednesday)."
And from Jay King of Mass Live, here's what Brad Steven said:
“Avery is day-to-day, from everything I’ve heard. It’s, again, nothing structural. Just a little bit aggravated last night, sore from last night.”
For Rondo, not practicing yesterday appears to be just a bit of extra rest. From ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, here's Stevens' explanation:
"In Rondo’s case, it’s nothing structural. He’s just sore from the continued extended minutes and also the burst that he played with [Wednesday] night [during a win in Philadelphia]. He really played with a great burst."
I can't imagine Rondo not playing tonight vs the Kings, but it might be in the Celtics best interest to give Bradley a little more time to get his ankle back to 100%.
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