Doc Rivers confirmed what we all feared once again for Game 6: Avery Bradley is out.
Bradley is still feeling the effects of a dislocated left shoulder, and is now dealing with two injured shoulders.
Rivers calls Bradley "day-to-day" for the remainder of the postseason, but that seems to be the optimistic outlook.
Ray Allen will once again start for the Celtics. But he too is dealing with health issues. And even if the C's close out their second-round series tonight, that doesn't necessarily mean their health will improve.
"Ray and Avery, they're just not going to get better," Rivers said. "The rest makes no difference. It's going to come down to day-to-day, if they feel better or not."
A. Sherrod Blakely expects Isaiah Thomas to get a contract offer from the Boston Celtics similar to Kyle Lowry's
Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason.
Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three.
“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”
The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not.
Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract.