This is why Avery Bradley is well, Avery Bradley. As you listen to him discuss his matchup with Golden State's Stephen Curry, you find yourself thinking, "this sure sounds a lot like what he had to say about [pick any player in the NBA he has faced]!" That's because in Bradley's world, every player is subject to his undivided, in-your-grill-every-minute-he's-on-the-floor attention. Curry knows this all too well after Bradley led a stingier-than-usual Celtics defense that helped the C's pull away for a 94-86 win over the Warriors. And Curry who came in averaging 46 points in his last two games, had 25 against the Celtics which is a respectable tally. Still, upon closer inspection, those 25 points came on 22 shots from the field (16 of which were misses). It's clear that the Bradley-led defense kept Curry in check most of the game. "He's a very good player," Bradley said of Curry. "I just tried to make everything hard on him, just tried to tire him down." After the game, Curry did make mention of the fact that he has logged major minutes recently. In his career-high 54-point game against New York on Wednesday, Curry played 48 minutes. And the night before that, he had 38 points against Indiana while playing 37 minutes.
Bradley clamps down on Warriors' Curry
NBC Sports Boston | Mar 2