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Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo show their promise

Backcourt duo steps to the forefront

Despite Avery Bradley being in his fourth season with the Celtics and considered starting caliber for two of those years, Sunday was just the 30th time he and Rajon Rondo were in the starting lineup together.

Injuries to both players have delayed the Celtics’ ability to determine whether this combination could be effective long term. The Celtics took a couple of years to determine Bradley wasn’t a point guard and he was left in limbo because in previous years he wasn’t considered a good enough shooter to be considered a shooting guard.

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