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Celtics guard Avery Bradley could miss the rest of first-round playoff series because of a hamstring strain

Celtics guard Avery Bradley could miss the rest of first-round playoff series because of a hamstring strain

The Boston Celtics probably will be without starting guard Avery Bradley, their best perimeter defender, for the rest of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Bradley sustained a severely strained right hamstring suffered in the fourth quarter of a Game 1 loss Saturday, and Coach Brad Stevens said Sunday that Bradley was out for Game 2 and probably won't return in the best-of-seven series. It's "a pretty significant strained hamstring," Stevens said.

Bradley was injured near the midway point of the fourth quarter, crumpling to the court right after the Celtics had come all the way back from a 19-point deficit....

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