Avery Bradley is suddenly a deadly three-point shooter, and a pretty good scorer as well

Most Celtics fans are understandably annoyed by Boston's surprising lottery-odds-defying two-game winning streak.  So in the spirit of trying to find something positive, how about the recent success of Avery Bradley?

In three games since returning to the lineup, the shooting guard is averaging 23.7 PPG.  It's the first time in his career that he's scored 22 or more points in three consecutive contests.  He's shot 53% from the floor (25-47), and a perfect 8-8 at the free-throw line.

But the most impressive stat in that span is Bradley's ridiculous three-point shooting percentage.  He went 4-4 from downtown against the Hawks on April 9, 4-6 in the win over Charlotte, and finally 5-6 in the shocking blowout in Cleveland last night (he'd never made four or more 3PT FG in three consecutive games before).  That's a combined 13-16, good for 81%.

Of course it's quite possible this is only serving to drive up potential contract offers to Bradley heading into restricted free-agency.

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