Avery Bradley unconvincingly says he expects to play

"It's really sore," Bradley told CSNNE.com after the game. "Every time I go to extend my arm, and it gets hit, it comes in and out."
This is not the first time Bradley has had a shoulder injury this season.

Bradley suffered a similar injury at Charlotte on Feb. 7, and it sidelined him in Boston's 88-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 9.

"He's had that problem all year," said C's coach Doc Rivers. "Usually they're able to, like a leg, snap it back in. It wouldn't go back in."

Bradley will be undergo further evaluation on Saturday. He told CSNNE.com that he did not have any tests such as X-Rays or MRI's performed on it following Friday's win.

When asked whether he expected to play in Game 4 on Sunday, Bradley said, "of course. As of now, yeah."

You kind of saw how the Celtics really need Bradley last night, even with Ray Allen back in. Doc did not make a single substitution from the end of the third quarter on. Boston is thin as hell right now, they need all of the bodies they have, and Avery Bradley has now become an extremely important one.

Who would've thought we'd be saying that back at the start of the season?