Bradley makes own Bird-like shot over backboard

Bradley makes own Bird-like shot over backboard
December 4, 2013, 12:45 am
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BOSTON — Avery Bradley said he had never seen Larry Bird's behind-the-backboard jumper in a 1986 preseason game against Houston.

No worries, young fella.

He now has his own behind-the-backboard shot to remember.

One of the first highlights of the night in Boston's 108-100 win over Milwaukee, was Bradley's first quarter jumper that was taken from behind the backboard as the shot clock was winding down.

Not only did Bradley get the shot over the backboard, but it hit nothing but net.

"Is he hot or what?" said Comcast SportsNet basketball analyst Tommy Heinsohn.

Boston had the ball with an 18-9 lead in the first quarter.

Late in the shot clock, Celtics big man Jared Sullinger launched a jumper that was an air ball. It took one bounce as Bradley grabbed it before it went out-of-bounds.

And in one motion he launched it over the backboard as it went in to put the Celtics ahead 20-9.

"I didn't know how much time was left," Bradley said afterwards. "I heard my teammates yelling, so I threw it up."