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Friday, 31 January 2014 18:15

Avery Bradley: Hope to Play on Sunday Against Orlando Magic

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The Boston Celtics will see their defensive enforcer and uprising scorer return to action on Sunday, barring setback. 

Avery Bradley, who suffered a sprain ankle on January 21 against the Miami Heat, seems to be ahead of the "few weeks" prognosis, and will seek return on Sunday against the Orlando Magic, as he told reporters on Friday after practice. 

"He was good," head coach Brad Stevens told reporters. "He was solid. He sat out the last 10-15 minutes but he should be good moving forward."

Adding Bradley back into the mix allows Boston to have more depth as Chris Johnson, Jerryd Bayless and Gerald Wallace have been filling the void. The pesty defender has been a special story in the 2013-14 season, so his absence in these nine days has been long-awaited. 

Bradley has averaged 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game this season. 

Mark Loiselle Jr.

Mark Loiselle Jr. is a Celtics beat writer for CLNS Radio. He currently has a radio show called "The Sports Blast" on ESPN Radio in Nashua, New Hampshire, and writes for The Phinsider. In the past, his work has been published on NESN.com, Phinphanatic.com and Atlantic Twine. 

Mark is a Warwick, Rhode Island native who recently graduated from Springfield College with a degree in communications/sports journalism. You can follow Mark on Twitter @mahkeyL34