Doc Rivers told reporters before Sunday’s Game 4 at The TD Garden that Avery Bradley will start, despite needing his shoulder to be popped back into the socket during Game 3. Via Gary Dzen of The Boston Globe:
Bradley warmed up twice before tonight’s game under the direction of team doctor Brian McKeon before being cleared to play.
“It’s a concern,” said Rivers. “It’s a concern tonight and moving forward as well. We’re just going to throw him out there … I guess each time it comes out you lose strength. But he’s ready to go.”
Atlanta potentially had some good health news as well, as Al Horford was placed on the active list and is considered a game-time decision following his warm up. Via Royce Young of CBS Sports:
For the first time in four months, Al Horford will be in uniform for the Hawks. He’s active for Game 4 against the Celtics in Boston, though he’s still a gametime decision. He warmed up pregame, but it isn’t a sure thing he’ll play.
Horford has been out since January when he tore his left pectoral muscle. He was expected to miss the entire first round of the playoffs.