Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/27/13
8 a.m. ET: Welcome back, Ray Allen. Or not. The former Celtics guard should not expect a warm welcome when he makes his first appearance in Boston as a member of the Miami Heat. Celtics fans are still miffed over the way Allen ditched their team for the Heat last summer, and they have been waiting for this opportunity to let him know exactly how they feel. Judging by how this season has played out so far, though, Allen appears to have made the right decision. The Heat (28-12) have won four straight and are in control of the top spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Celtics (20-23) have lost six in a row. The Celts may have hit bottom on Friday, when they squandered a 27-point lead in a double-overtime loss to the Hawks. Even a win over the Heat should only receive a shrug and a polite clap from the Boston crowd, because one win does not mean much for the Celtics right now — even if it is against the reigning champs. Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 1 p.m. ET.
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