Bradley nominated for Player of the Month

He didn't land the honor, but Celtics second-year shooting guard Avery Bradley was one of six Eastern Conference players nominated for the final Player of the Month award of the season.

Bradley, who averaged 15.1 points while shooting 52 percent from the floor in 15 April appearances, lost out to New York's Carmelo Anthony. Atlanta's Josh Smith and Joe Johnson, Indiana's David West, and Miami's LeBron James were also nominated.

Celtics captain Paul Pierce earned the Player of the Month honor for March. While it's simply a nomination, it highlights again Bradley's emergence since being cemented into a starting role.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers was also nominated for Coach of the Month, but Indiana's Frank Vogel won for the Eastern Conference after the Pacers went 12-3 in the final month.