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Avery Bradley's defense changes game

Second-year guard may have finally found his groove in sparking Celtics to win

Updated: January 5, 2012, 2:38 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It was too quiet.

Avery Bradley was sitting on the bench and couldn't help but be struck by how somber TD Garden seemed Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics trudged their way through a visit from an undermanned New Jersey Nets squad that was hanging around into the third quarter.

Teammate Sasha Pavlovic leaned in and told Bradley that, if they got on the floor again, they had to turn things around with their defense. And while solid on-ball defense is rarely what brings ...

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