Found May 10, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Ray AllenDoc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
When Ray Allen originally returned, Doc Rivers cautioned that he might need some games off for maintenance at some point in the playoffs. But he’s responded well to the rigors of the NBA playoffs to this point, and his ankle only seems to be getting stronger.I guess the question I’m asking is: Should we trust Ray’s ankle at this point? Or did I just jinx everything to hell by even suggesting we might?

Ray Allen “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players, says Doc Rivers

In three days, Ray Allen has gone from walking sideways to “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players. (ESPN Boston)“Everyone is going to play, I think,” Rivers said before the team’s morning shootaround at the arena. “Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s...

Ray Allen ‘bothered’ by ankle in Game 6, calls himself ‘day-to-day’

File this one under “The Celtics should have just won Game 5 and afforded themselves a few days of rest.”Ray Allen said his ankle bothered him during last night’s game, and isn’t sure whether he’ll have to miss time moving forward. (ESPN Boston)“(The ankle) bothered more tonight than it had the previous couple games,” said Allen. “I didn’t have the confidence...

Ray Allen Puts on Shooting Display in Celtics Pregame Routine (Video)

Ray Allen is a creature of habit, much like most NBA stars. The 36-year-old guard has been going through a pretty standard, for him at least, routine over the course of his career and he's continued the pregame regiment before each and every Celtics game. "The Routine," as film producer Brian Babineau aptly named it, is a pretty intricate process and involves a heavy...

VIDEO: Ray Allen’s pregame routine a study in perfection

Ballertainment There is a reason Ray Allen leads the NBA in all-time three point shooting. He’s relentless in his pursuit. Dedication to one’s craft most certainly equates to longevity and success and Ray is a prime example of such. Boston Celtics team photographer Brian Babineau captured Allen’s pregame routine in short film form. Advance the ball to witness focus, greatness...

Who do you ride in the final six minutes of a close game: Ray Allen or Avery Bradley?

Ray Allen’s presence helps so much for the Boston Celtics. He’s their biggest three-point threat. He’s the bench’s only real scorer and also its best play-maker. He can change a game’s momentum in a hurry, like when he tied Game 5 at 83-all with a triple from the corner. I understand everything Allen brings to the table.But with Allen’s return, Doc Rivers now has serious...

Doc Rivers: "Ray is probably the healthiest right now"

ESPNBoston: "Everyone is going to play, I think," Rivers said before the team's morning shootaround at the arena. "Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s two more days of shoulder getting stronger. Other than that, everybody’s about the same." ...

Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen Among Top 10 NBA Players Who Could Have Successful Careers as General Managers

There are some qualities that may indicate a player might succeed as an executive, though. The most cerebral players and the ones who are best prepared night in and night would seem to be best positioned to call the shots from a desk, if they so desired. Steve Nash dipped his toe in the water when he was named general manager of Team Canada. His duties may not be very complicated...

Ray Allen’s ankle not well, Paul Pierce hurting but expected to play

Just to clarify, two weeks ago Ray Allen wasn’t healthy enough to play, wasn’t sure whether he would return at any point in the playoffs, and thought he would absolutely require surgery after the season ended. I imagine it’s not good he feels like that again.

Doc Rivers Game 6 pregame interview

Celtics Unfazed By Having Only One Day to Prepare for Game 1 Against Sixers

BOSTON -- Maybe it was only adrenaline, but Doc Rivers looked as energized as he could have been after Thursday's victory over the Atlanta Hawks. One day of practice between playoff rounds and a matchup from hell, based on recent history, did not dim the excitement in Rivers' tired eyes. The win helped to put the Celtics head coach in a good mood, of course, as it assured...

Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Other Celtics Doing All They Can to Shake Off Injuries in Playoffs

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Paul Pierce was a man of few words when he was asked at practice Friday how his sprained left knee felt. "It feels like I can play [Saturday]," Pierce said. That is essentially what it comes down to as the Celtics prepare for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Pierce is one of a number of key...

Ryan Hollins is actually contributing

Doc Rivers has to play the guys who are making plays. And Hollins -- no matter how out of control or wild he seems at times -- is making lots of plays. [...] With Hollins, the good play that the C's are getting from him, could dry up at anytime so it's important that they ride this out for as long as they can -- even if it means sitting Stiemsma. "The one thing...

Doc Rivers Expects Tom Heinsohn to Be 'Nice and Calm' When Celtics Take on Hated Sixers

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the dark days of the Celtics franchise in the mid-1990s, Tommy Heinsohn used to celebrate big plays by reserve forward Walter McCarty by declaring, "I love Walter!" Chances are Heinsohn has never watched a Philadelphia 76ers game and spontaneously yelled, "I love Philly!" The Celtics open their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 5/8

Herald  True grit vs. true quit Ray Allen impresses after time off No surprise, Paul Pierce wants to play Avery Bradley shoulders the postseason pain Heat seeking focus Sixers out to finish off Bulls Swelling down, but Joakim Noah remains out for Game 5 Lakers looking for big finish Game 5 will be a business trip for Celtics Globe  Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea...

76ers-Celtics Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers danced in celebration after their first-round upset of the top-seeded Chicago Bulls. The Boston Celtics plodded off the court after clinching their first-round series, in search of the nearest bucket of ice. ''They were excited. We were relieved,'' Boston coach Doc Rivers said Friday, the only off-day before the Celtics and Sixers begin the...
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