Celtics' Bradley (hamstring) likely out for opening round

Apr 17, 2016 4:55 PM by Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is likely out for the rest of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks with a hamstring injury.

Coach Brad Stevens made the announcement Sunday before the Celtics practiced at Georgia Tech.

Bradley went down with a severely strained right hamstring in the fourth quarter of Game 1. The Celtics rallied from a 19-point deficit but lost 102-101, largely because they unable to contain Hawks point guard Jeff Teague without their best perimeter defender.

Stevens said Bradley is out for Game 2 on Tuesday night and doubtful to return for the rest of the best-of-seven series.

The Celtics will need Marcus Smart and Evan Turner to take on bigger roles. Also, rookies R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier could get more playing time.

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