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Avery Bradley developing into scoring threat

WALTHAM — Avery Bradley’s defensive reputation casts a mighty shadow over every other aspect of his game. It’s unlikely that will change, which is really a nod to just how effective he is as one of the NBA’s most elite perimeter defenders.

As such, Bradley is often tasked with guarding an opposing team’s top perimeter scorer, which means the Celtics guard has the unenviable chore of trying to shut down one of the league’s most dynamic players Saturday at TD Garden: Cleveland’s all-everything guard Kyrie Irving.

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