Ray Allen will play in Game 4. So will Josh Smith, assuming he does not fall down an escalator at some point prior to tip-off. Avery Bradley has joined the ranks of the “game-time decisions” with his shoulder injury suffered in Game 3.
According to Greg Payne of ESPN Boston, “Bradley and Allen participated in the entirety of Sunday’s hour-long session, along with the rest of the roster, which consisted primarily of half-court sets and minimal contact and running.”
That practice doesn’t sound particularly exciting, nor does it sound like a particularly good test of Bradley’s injured shoulder. I would have more analysis and I would have had it hours ago when this news first arrived, but the pipes exploded in my house. It was like the classic movie scene when a fire alarm sounds and the sprinklers turn on inside a building, except in this case the sprinklers released toilet water. The toilet water from my second-floor bathroom rained all over my first-floor kitchen, flooding/destroying A) all my plates, forks, spoons and knives, B) all my food, and C) my stove and oven.
I would explain in more detail, but I assume nobody wants to spend all afternoon vomiting.
At least Ray’s healthy enough to play for the second straight time.
- Avery Bradley says he’ll play in Game 4: “As of now, yeah”
- Ray Allen in, Josh Smith out for Game 3
- Ray Allen participates in shootaround; he and Josh Smith are game-time decisions
- Maybe Avery Bradley will start for Ray Allen after all
- Doc Rivers says he doesn’t know whether Avery Bradley will start when Ray Allen returns