Found May 14, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Ray Allen
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
When the Celtics jumped to a 9-0 lead to start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers, it looked like the C's were primed to go up 2-0. But the game quickly settled into a back-and-forth where both sides had trouble scoring. Ray Allen came off the bench to score 17 points for the Celtics, but even he didn't find the basket much until the fourth quarter, when he scored eight points. He didn't pin the loss on the Celtics' offensive woes, though -– he pointed to when Boston failed to keep Philadelphia from scoring...

QuickVid: Ray Allen Discusses 4th Quarter Shooting With CLNS

Ray Allen had his best game of the playoffs for the Celtics, but missed the game-tying shot with less than a minute to play. After the game, he answered questions from CLNS Locker Room Reporter Jared Weiss live on NBA TV.

Allen Effective With Injury, Even As Decoy

Ray Allen continues to play through his ankle injury and didn't score a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Presence of Ray Allen, Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce Provide Boost for Celtics, However Small

PHILADELPHIA -- Ray Allen finds it hard to say no to a treadmill. The Celtics shooting guard was in a conundrum when he encountered that piece of exercise equipment here, where the Celtics were due to take on the Sixers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday. Allen, who is known to take hundreds of jump shots and run several miles every day when healthy, prudently...

Game 2: Celtics/Sixers postgame interviews

Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett interviews after the jump.

Sixers Even The Series With Celtics

The play of Sixers' Center Lavoy Allen was a critical part of last night's win against the Boston Celtics. The Series returns to Philadelphia tied 1-1. Once again, the Sixers are playing at a level well beyond their years. With their defeat of the Boston Celtics last night, they come home with the series deadlocked and home-court advantage swung in their favor. The play of...

Bang-up Celtics all expected to play in Game 3

All 15 Boston Celtics are expected to play during Game 3, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthy.Paul Pierce has obviously been hobbled by his injured knee, Ray Allen is shooting 29 percent from the arc during the postseason, Mickael Pietrus has a swollen knee and remaining fear stemming from his concussion, and Avery Bradley’s shoulder could pop out at any second.Said Bradley...

76ers head home for 1st 2nd-round games in 9 years

The Philadelphia 76ers are set for their first second-round home playoff games in nine years. The Sixers are feeling confident after a 1-1 split in their Eastern Conference semifinals series with the Boston Celtics. Game 3 is Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the Sixers are 3-0 in the playoffs. The city hasn't hosted a second-round game in nine years and will be welcoming home...

Celtics-76ers Preview

See ya, Chicago. Thanks for the split, Boston. These young-and-fun 76ers are loaded with postseason surprises, aren't they? Who guessed Lavoy Allen, an unheralded rookie, would toss a last-gasp bank shot with .9 seconds left on the shot clock for the clutch points in Game 2? Not the Celtics. And probably not even the Sixers. Yet, here is Philadelphia, after knocking off the...

Philadelphia wins ugly in Boston PHI: 82 BOS: 81

They say winning ugly, and this was one of the ugliest wins you'll ever see. Not to discredit the Philadelphia 76ers victory, but neither team shot over 40% until the fourth quarter. This one was not pretty. In a game where field goals came at a premium, those in the final frame meant that much more. After the Boston Celtics came up big in the fourth on Saturday night, it was...

Top 25 Toughest Players to Guard in the NBA: 20-16

This is the second installment of “25 Toughest Players to Guard in the NBA“. Here are players 20-16. Take a look and feel free to leave a comment! 20. Ty Lawson – Despite his size (5’11), Lawson is one of the toughest, strongest, and most explosive players in the league. He is as quick as a hiccup and can finish at the rim with the best of point guards and can also shoot...

Preview and Prediction: Celtics vs. 76ers

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in six games despite a suspension to Rajon Rondo, and nagging injuries to Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Most years it should come as a shock that an 8th seed beat a 1st seed but not in the Philadelphia 76ers series win over the Chicago Bulls. Last year’s MVP Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL in the first game. The Bulls also...

Nobody Likes You, Boston!

In case any fans haven't noticed yet, the Boston Celtics are far from the darlings of the NBA this year. Go ahead and squint your eyes into that rear-view mirror for me and see if you can make out five years ago. Remember that? We were all much younger and less jaded. Remember this? Remember how it felt to be beloved? The Big Ticket, The Truth and Jesus Shuttlesworth all...
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