Surviving the Raptors without Avery Bradley
The Celtics come into tonight’s game against Toronto missing one of their key performers in Avery Bradley.
Not only is he the team’s best perimeter defender, but he’s also the Celtics’ No. 2 scorer to Isaiah Thomas.
And while not having Bradley will certainly impact the Celtics at both ends of the floor, his replacement, Marcus Smart, has done a solid job in his absence, which includes a season-high 22 points in a 117-108 win over New Orleans on Saturday.
“For sure one of our main guys is down, but the next man is going to have to step up,” said Boston’s Jae Crowder. “And we’re very capable of doing it. We’ll have to do it collectively on the defensive end and be locked in on the scouting report.”
Here are a few key factors in Tuesday night’s game that in some shape or form, may be talked about or addressed in some capacity on the actual scouting report.