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Avery Bradley’s defense helps offset offensive woes

ATLANTA — The transition back to NBA defensive stopper and emerging shooting guard is going to take time for Avery Bradley.

His return to the lineup has produced solid defensive results for the Celtics, who have held three straight opponents under 100 points following Saturday night’s 89-81 victory over the Hawks at Philips Arena. Offensively, however, Bradley is still trying to find his range. He’s shot 8 for 26 in three games, with 16 total points.

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