Avery Bradley left Tuesday night's game between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors with a left quad contusion.
Head Coach Brad Stevens addressed Bradley's status after the game, stating that the injury should not be a concern going into the playoffs, but Bradley won't make the trip to Milwaukee for Wednesday's game against the Bucks as a precautionary measure.
"He left the court. I don't know if you saw that," Stevens said. "He got bumped above the knee, kind of in the quad, and he was a little stiff coming out of halftime. (Trainer Ed Lacerte) actually told me to take him out at the (10)-minute mark of the third quarter. And he just took him back (to the locker room). I have not talked to Avery directly, but everybody that I've talked to says he's fine. He will not play (against Milwaukee), though."
After clinching the 7th seed in the playoffs, Stevens also indicated that other starters might get little to no court time in Milwaukee:
"We'll go deep into our bench," he said after a 95-93 win against Toronto. "That was kind of the plan of attack anyway."
The final game of the C's regular season tips off Wednesday night at 8 PM Eastern. The NBA playoffs begin Saturday.
Danielle Hobeika 4/15/2015 02:50:00 AM Tweet Edit