Avery Bradley is out for tonight’s Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers with the left shoulder injury that has plagued him throughout the playoffs. Bradley also missed Monday’s Game 5, as both shoulders have begun bothering him.Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn’t optimistic when asked if Bradley’s status is more dire than day-to-day.“I’m not even sure,” Rivers said. “I think we’re going to just keep saying day-to-day. But I really don’t know. It’s a hard injury, it’s a tough injury, and with both shoulders now being involved, I don’t know.”The plan this morning was for Bradley to attempt to warm-up before the game, but he wasn’t seen on the court before the game. At this morning’s shootaround, he was dejected talking about the injury.“I’m definitely frustrated,” Bradley said. “All I can do is keep trying to get stronger and keep trying to improve for my team.”Ray Allen will again replace Bradley in the starting lineup, but it’s not as if the 16-year veteran represents a major health upgrade. An ankle injury has limited Allen’s production in the postseason, as he’s averaging just 9.9 points and shooting 27.3 percent on 3-pointers. “Ray and Avery, they’re just not going to get better, so the rest makes no difference,” Rivers said. “It’s going to come down to day-to-day if they feel better or not.”Rivers said the injury is most evident in Allen’s inability to create separation from defenders, which has been a strength throughout his career. Rivers also believes the fact that Allen, a career 89.4 percent free throw shooter, has made just 60 percent of his foul shots in the postseason is another effect of the ankle woes.Sixers coach Doug Collins spoke this morning about how Allen’s presence on the court still requires defensive attention and Rivers has stressed that point. Rivers has shown Allen clips of how he spaced the floor to open things up during Brandon Bass‘ monster third quarter in Game 5. This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 6:32 pm and is filed under Game, Conference Semifinals, Playoffs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.