A mild ankle sprain for Avery Bradley? He’s probably out for the season. And yes, I will continue to make Avery Bradley ankle jokes until he finally gets healthy. Which might be never.
In Shaq’s stead, expect Jermaine O’Neal to start. Glen Davis should pick up some minutes in the middle, and Semih Erden could find the first playing time of his career. Doc Rivers is still hesitant to play the Turk, though, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if he found another DNP-CD. After all, Erden didn’t play a single second Friday night even though Jermaine O’Neal got a night off.
I’m trying to get excited to see the Celtics play the Pistons, I really am. But then I just keep thinking about Austin Daye trying to defend Kevin Garnett, and I’m reminded of the one time my high school’s varsity team scrimmaged the JV. I need to get pumped up, fast. Will somebody come to my house and reenact this YouTube clip for me?