The Sixers may have gotten a break even before Game 5's tipoff. Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced that starting guard Avery Bradley would miss the game due to recurring shoulder injury. Bradley, a defensive specialist, was inserted into the starting lineup mid-season when Ray Allen was down with a sprained ankle. Rivers liked Bradley's play so much, particularly his defense, that he kept him in the starting lineup.
Allen will start for Bradley tonight, with Keyon Dooling probably getting more minutes off the bench to spell Allen. Allen played 31 minutes in Friday's Sixers win and was an astounding minus-24.
More to come.