For all his athletic and defensive talents, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has never been an especially reliable shooter. and I think we've found the problem. Entering Tuesday night's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Bradley had shot just 43.3 percent from the field and 27.9 percent from three-point range on the season, providing only minor assistance in solving the Celtics' offensive issues as Rajon Rondo continues his knee rehabilitation.
Luckily, I think we've now found Bradley's problem -- he just needed to find his sweet spot. Nearly halfway through the first quarter of Tuesday night's contest, Celtics forward Jared Sullinger hoisted a pull-up jumper with the shot clock running down. It missed everything and bounced towards the baseline, looking like a certain violation or out-of-bounds call in favor of the Bucks. That's when Bradley came out of nowhere, grabbed the ball while falling out of bounds, and threw up a shot over the side of the backboard to hit nothing but net.
While this shot was quite lucky, Bradley did carry over his fine form to the rest of the game, shooting 6-of-12 from the field for 15 points in Boston's 108-100 win. Sadly, I don't think this highlight is especially easily to reproduce. I guess Bradley will have to find a new go-to move.
(Video via Beyond the Buzzer)
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