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Celtics Notebook

Avery Bradley’s confidence boosting his offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The ball flows effortlessly from his right wrist and while it doesn’t also trickle through the net, Avery Bradley’s jump shot looks more fluid, more fundamental than in years past.

Doc Rivers preached to naysayers for two years that Bradley knew how to shoot the basketball, that his erratic offense was a byproduct of confidence. There was that split-second hesitation that would plague Bradley early in his career, as if he needed to hear “Shoot, Avery” from the bleachers.

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