Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley: “I feel great, really good. I’m practicing tomorrow and hoping I can play for Wednesday. That’s the game plan.”
A. Sherrod Blakely: Al Horford (groin) back in starting lineup tonight for the @Celtics. Avery Bradley still out, may be back for Wednesday game.
Chris Forsberg: Brad: “Avery is progressing. He shot [Sun], worked out some today. He’ll try to go through some of practice [Tues] + we’ll see from there.”
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens reiterates that Avery Bradley will be out all week. Gerald Green will miss Wiz game because he's sick.
Jay King: Demetrius Jackson and Jonas Jerebko are out sick. Avery Bradley out, could miss this whole week, according to Stevens.
Marc D'Amico: Avery Bradley Achilles update: "I think he'll be out tomorrow, at least," says Stevens. #NEBHInjuryReport
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: I could see Avery Bradley (Achilles) missing more time. He was sore. Maybe he came back too soon.
Mark Murphy: Avery Bradley will miss tonight's game with a sore right Achilles, the injury that kept him out of four of the last five games.
Gary Washburn: Bradley could be back Wednesday vs. #Wizards. MRI showed just Achilles strain. #Celtics
Jay King: Bradley strained his Achilles. Didn't feel great when he shot around today. Said the Celtics will be "appropriately conservative" with him.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Avery Bradley MRI came back clean. But very unlikely to return this series.
Chris Forsberg: During his weekly call to Boston sports radio 98.5, Ainge said, "Avery is so critical, such a critical piece of our future, I'm certainly not going to allow Avery to go out at less than 100 percent. … I know Avery is fighting at the bit; he would try to pay under any circumstance if he could run. I will prevent and intervene there to keep Avery from jeopardizing himself and making sure he doesn't make a bad decision." Ainge did not that the injury is, "not as bad as it could have been, he's much better, but I think it's a long shot that Avery will be back in this series.
Chris Forsberg: Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hinted that Avery Bradley suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in Game 1 and dubbed him a "long shot" to play again in the first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Marc D'Amico: Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart will start in place of the injured Avery Bradley, and Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will not play tonight.
There is still an opportunity to win this series but the Celtics have to use their two days off to reflect on their recent slow starts. And they also likely have to move on without Avery Bradley, who suffered a right hamstring strain and will have an MRI on Sunday, a test that will likely reveal a significant injury.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Avery Bradley in serious pain. Could not reach down and pull his pants up w/o assistance.. VERY questionable for game 2. #Celticstalk
Jay King: Bradley said he hopes to return by Game 2. Might be an ambitious goal. MRI tomorrow morning.
Bradley said he will go for “a test” Sunday morning. He also anticipated having treatment through the night. He left the locker room using one blue crutch to walk with. Game 2 is Tuesday at Philips Arena.
“I just want to get treatment and take it day by day and hopefully I can be back by next game,” Bradley said. “I’m not worried at all, I have faith, I know my teammates and people are praying for me.” Asked if he was concerned he could be lost for the series, Bradley said, “I’m taking it day by day. I don’t really know. Could be, but I’m hoping it’s not.”
Brian Robb: Bradley confirms he injured hamstring while attempting to block Teague. "It felt weird."
Brian Robb: Bradley landed on Teague's foot while defending Teague before Crowder's 3. Limped down floor and gave foul since he couldn't move on D.
Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding Miami early, jumping out to a 26-4 lead and cruising to a 102-82 victory that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. “Obviously, we knew how important this game was,” Tatum said. “Everybody just had to come up with a different sense of urgency.”
ESPN Stats: Points Scored in Game 4: All Heat starters — 18 Victor Oladipo — 23 This is the very first playoff game that an entire starting lineup was outscored by a player from its bench (since starters were first tracked in 1970-71).
Zach Kram: Re NBA blowouts: 18% of games this postseason have been decided by 25+ points. The record is 23% in 2016. But we remember the 2016 playoffs as amazing because of GSW-OKC and CLE-GSW. A few remarkable moments and series can make up for other blowouts across the board.