Avery Bradley with the full-court pressure up 19 with a minute left. Kid loves to play defense.
Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Rajon Rondo all out there together now. Has potential to be unreal perimeter defensive trio.
Avery Bradley on Marcus Smart: "He plays hard every single possession. He's learning every day."
Brad Stevens on James Young: "Today is as impt as tomorrow is for him, bc he's going up against Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart."
Our first 11-minute quarter is in the books. The Celtics trail the Nets 24-17. Avery Bradley leads the C's with four points and a steal.
Avery Bradley: "Coach said we needed to get back to Celtics bball: Moving the ball/playing hard at the def end & that's what we did tonight"
Brad Stevens on Avery Bradley: "I told Avery the biggest thing he needs to do is have his defense fuel his offense. Tonight he did that."
For those who like piling on: Avery Bradley made as many threes (6) in the first half tonight as Lakers have made in three preseason games.
The Celtics control the first quarter and lead the Sixers 33-22. The guys shot 5-of-10 on 3s, including a 3-of-3 showing from Avery Bradley.
Avery Bradley might be a really good 3-point shooter now.
Avery Bradley on tonight's game in Portland, Maine: "The atmosphere was amazing and I really enjoyed playing here."
Avery Bradley is the Paul Pierce of the preseason.
Avery Bradley ties it up with a step-back jumper from the left elbow! There are 8.1 secs left on the clock and Toronto has called for a TO.
AVERY BRADLEY HITS THE JUMPER TO TIE THE GAME!!!!!!!!! .....08.1 still on the clock though :/
Celts going big with Evan Turner at the point. Ross is on him, Lowry defends Avery Bradley
Evan Turner, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Sullinger and Olynyk are your starters. Stevens again said Green will play more PF this year.
Avery Bradley on Turner: "he's a very good teammate. Similar to Rondo. He just wants to win."
Avery Bradley likes his team's progression so far this preseason. "I feel like we're making big improvements every single night," he says.
Joel Anthony scores, all while Avery Bradley's "hey, hey, hey!" behind him. Not mad at you, AB. I didn't think he'd shoot it either.
Avery Bradley not staying over at Mohegan Sun tonight. Says, "I've never gambled." I ask him if he's ever flown USAirways.
Not a good defensive Q for Toronto as Avery Bradley scores 17 & the Celts drop 35. Still, Raps lead 60-56 at the break. DeRozan w/ 11 pts
Raps up 60-56 at the half. Avery Bradley has 20 points on 13 shots. Wonderful.
Avery Bradley keeps the Celtics in the game by scoring 20 first-half points, but the C's trail the Raptors 60-56 at the break. Sully: 6 asts