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About 3 minutes into the second quarter, on the same play in which Gerald Wallace became hobbled, Avery Bradley took a fall at mid court while guarding the Heat point guard.
It was just announced that Avery sprained his right ankle and will not return to the game.
This is a low blow for a team that struggles offensively and especially from the shooting guard position. But it's not a huge deal because losing isn't a huge deal. The trainers better make sure Bradley is all healed before he comes back, for the longer he's out the less of a chance the Celtics have at winning games.
The injury will test the Boston Celtics' depth in the backcourt, for Jerryd Bayless is also dealing with an injury of his own. When Bradley went out, Chris Johnson went in and shot his first shot of his career. A three from the corner, got it! The Celtics will be forced to dig deeper into their D-League team, the Maine Red Claws, and possibly promote Chris Babb to the roster.
In the meantime, feel better Avery, but take your time coming back!