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Avery Bradley’s defensive role evolves

NEW YORK — Last season, Avery Bradley hounded the ball-handler for the opposing team. The Celtics defensive ace often bodied-up that player for the court’s full 94 feet, making it a chore for his adversary to even cross the half-court line.

One of the main reasons Bradley used this technique was to chisel time off the 24-second clock so opposing teams would be forced to rush on offense.

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