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Ray Allen to play, Bradley a game-time decision

Chuck - Red's Army May 6, 2012 Uncategorized 3 Comments

This update courtesy Greg Payne of ESPN Boston:

Celtics guard Avery Bradley (dislocated left shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks, while Ray Allen (ankle) is expected to play, team officials confirmed after Boston's morning shootaround on Sunday at HealthPoint. 

Bradley and Allen participated in the entirety of Sunday's hour-long session, along with the rest of the roster, which consisted primarily of half-court sets and minimal contact and running. 

Bradley dislocated his left shoulder late in the third quarter of Game 3 on Friday and did not return. He finished with 5 points, 4 rebounds, and a blocked shot. Allen, meanwhile, returned on Friday following an 11-game absence due to ongoing ankle issues. Allen played 37 minutes off the bench during Friday's overtime win, scoring 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

Thrilled that Ray Allen is able to play. I was deathly afraid his ankle would be the size of a bowling ball following Game 3.

I didn't think Avery Bradley suffered a separated shoulder. The Globe's Gary Washburn reported the injury as a stinger. 

As expected, Josh Smith is going to play for Atlanta.

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  • Alex

    Hopefully Bradley doesn’t get scared to play defense with his shoulder being a mess. Ray Allen’s ankle seems to be going through some excellent treatment for him to be able to play today’s game after playing 37 minutes.

  • Lee in Oregon

    I’m hoping Avery can go, but if not, we have guys like MP, Sasha, & Quisy who can step in. Still hard to watch Dooling shoot, but they occasionally go in. Go C’s!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pahlm Brian Pahlm

    Avery was telling people in waltham last night he was going to play. See how he feels at 7pm today.