He wasn't ready to go as far as calling Avery Bradley The Dwyane Wade Stopper, but Heat superstar LeBron James had high praise for the sophomore guard after the Celtics' 91-72 victory Sunday.
"He's a really good young player," James said. "I think defensively he's one of the best that we've seen as far as baseline to baseline. He's really good at that."
Bradley held Wade to 15 points on just 6-for-17 shooting. Meanwhile, starting in place of the injured Ray Allen (ankle), he scored 13 points on 5-for-10 field goals -- four of which came within two feet of the rim. The Celtics improved to 11-4 in Bradley's 15 starts (4-0 over the last four games).
"He gives them another attack off the dribble, and he does a great job of cutting," James said. "When [Rajon] Rondo penetrates or Paul [Pierce] penetrates, he does a great job of cutting and getting easy ones, so he brings a dynamic to their team that they use and has worked for him."
The highlight of Bradley's night  came on a rejection of a Wade dunk attempt in the second quarter.
"It was pretty athletic," Wade said. "He's a good defender. It was a pretty athletic block. I patted him on the butt and said, 'You looked like me on that block, kid.' "
WEEI.com's Paul Flannery covers the possibility  of Bradley remaining in the starting lineup after Allen's return.
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