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Um, we need 5 out there, so am I starting or not?
Ray Allen could return to the starting lineup against San Antonio Wednesday night. However, the Celtics have compiled a five-game winning streak while Allen recovers from an ankle injury, and coach Doc Rivers said the coaching staff has considered bringing Allen off the bench.
“We think about stuff like that all the time, no doubt,’’ Rivers said after Tuesday’s practice. “That, and other guys. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe it will be somebody else, we’ll see.’’
Rivers acknowledged Allen might not start. “We’ve talked about it,’’ Rivers said.
Allen said he would accept a bench role.
“Whatever we need to do as a team,’’ Allen said. “I think the effort that I’ve seen over the last week and a half, two weeks, is great. Whatever combinations we work out there, we’re all good enough, we’re all professional enough, to understand it. We know our plays. We’re at a point in the season where everybody knows who eac
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BOSTON -- Doc Rivers has seen too much of Ray Allen in the last five years to be very impressed or surprised when the veteran sharpshooter drills yet another clutch shot. Allen has hit both daggers and prayers in the playoffs, in All-Star games and in the NBA Finals. Seeing Allen sprint along the baseline for one of his vintage corner 3-pointers to pull the Celtics within one point...
Starting Avery Bradley ahead of Ray Allen once seemed outrageous, then it began to look like an intelligent decision, then Doc Rivers said it might happen, then Rivers squashed all chances of it happening, and now Rivers has said it might actually happen, with Ray Allen saying he’d be alright with the change. If you feel like you’ve just gone 12 rounds with a dizzy bat, find...
I eluded to this is my preview of tonight’s game, but late this afternoon it was up in the air again. Now A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com is reporting that Ray will in fact play against San Antonio tonight. It has been speculated that when Allen did return, it may not be to the starting [...]
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Celtics' first practice in a month came at an opportune time for Ray Allen, who was able to test his sore right ankle before his imminent return to game action. Allen fully participated in Tuesday's practice at the Celtics training facility, and the team declared him ready to play for Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs barring any flare...
Entering Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves… the Celtics were riding high upon a three-game winning streak! The result: a resounding 100-79 victory and occupancy of First Place in the Atlantic Division. Even though Ray Allen was out and has missed the last five games, the Celtics ended the month with a steadfast march toward and into First Place!
BOSTON -- Ray Allen felt no discomfort when he wiggled his toes and tested his ankle this morning, and that was enough for Celtics coach Doc Rivers to insert the veteran guard back into the starting lineup. Allen will start for the Celtics in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, a move that is mostly cosmetic. Avery Bradley, who played well in Allen's absence, is still expected...
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"I had to use two timeouts in the first half to remind us that we actually had an NBA game to play and that we needed to play," a ruffled Rivers told reporters in Chicago. "I thought that was...
The Boston Celtics will have Ray Allen back in the lineup tonight as they welcome Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs to the TD Garden. The Celtics will be going for their 6th straight win as the Spurs will try to go for 9 straight. In fact, the Spurs only lost 3 games in March. [...]
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I guess that settles that, huh? I guess we'll have to see who's right in this.
I like the idea that was left in our morning dump comments: Slowly bring Ray back and work him in as a 6th man. If the team keeps on rolling, then you stay with it. If the team struggles...
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After building an increasingly impressive winning streak entirely without Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics could gain even more momentum with the veteran sharpshooter back in the lineup.
Then again, the San Antonio Spurs are riding an even bigger surge.
The visiting Spurs will be looking for a ninth straight win Wednesday night in their only meeting of the season with the Celtics...
The education of Avery Bradley has moved beyond general studies portion and into the advanced theories section. It began with suffocating defense, the same way a scrawny 14-year-old at the end of the junior varsity bench would try to earn more playing time. It became something more than a novelty act when Bradley started cutting to the rim and scoring in bunches. In the past two...
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Forget for a second the loss, which could have been a win if Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater had been just a few inches different.Tonight’s Celtics performance demonstrated everything that makes the Celtics tough to beat and everything that will hold them back. They had offensive droughts. Occasionally made turnovers that left me shaking my head. Couldn’t rebound for ****, including...