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The Celtics shot oh fer 11 from the arc against the Hawks in Game 1 and Boston’s bench scored a total of four points. Ray Allen would clearly help both of those troublesome statistics, but his damn ankle just doesn’t seem to get any better.
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Ok, "complete chaos" might be overstating it a little. But anybody who knows Ray Allen knows he is borderline (or maybe not even borerline) obsessive compulsive. His routines aren't set in stone, they're laser-etched in titanium and placed behind bullet-proof glass and guarded by SEAL Team 6.
But his injury has thrown him all off.
“You find yourself...
If the playoffs weren't starting on Sunday, Ray Allen said he would get surgery on his ankle. He'll need to have a procedure one way or the other at the end of the season.
"Yeah, no question. If I could I would get surgery tomorrow," Allen said before the team conducted practice. "If this was earlier in the season I probably would have had surgery on...
My Shaq senses are still tingling, but Ray Allen reportedly “feels good today” and “sounds cautiously optimistic” about his status for tonight’s playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Doc Rivers called his famous shooting guard — no, not Sasha Pavlovic — “50-50″ and a game-time decision.From where I’m sitting hundreds of miles away from Atlanta without anything...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen won't play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.
As expected, coach Doc Rivers said before Sunday's game that Allen won't be in uniform because of an ailing right ankle. He had a cortisone shot last week and says the ankle is feeling better, but not enough to go in the playoff opener. Rivers says the status...
Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen is traveling with the team to Atlanta for the start of their first round playoff series, but it is unclear if he will play in Game 1 on Sunday against the Hawks. Allen has not played for the past two weeks because of a sore ankle. Allen told ESPN.com that he is still day-to-day, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he is doubtful that Allen will play...
Ray Allen will require offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
Yesterday, I wrote that the best option for the Rondo-less Celtics would be to have Paul Pierce play the point forward and let Bradley and the backup of Doc Rivers' choice play in more off-the-ball scenarios, which wouldn't put a ton of added pressure on them. Apparently, Doc feels that Pietrus' game best suits that scenario.
Maybe Doc feels that Pietrus can bring...
The 17 Time NBA champion Boston Celtics concluded their 2011-12 season with a 87-74 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, after a season that can be best described as an exciting roller coaster ride. Indicative of Boston’s tradition of team play, point guard Rajon Rondo extended his streak of 10+ assists per game to 24! While all-time 3-point leader Ray Allen was questionable to even...
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. This time, we're taking a look at what the Hawks are saying before playing the Celtics.
“I’m taking rest and rhythm over home court,” [Doc Rivers] said over and over.
The unstated implication, of course, is that the Celtics don’t think they need home-court...
Herald Kevin Garnett keeps Celtics pulse
Doc thinks Ray Allen’s a no-go
Time to reignite passion
This year, Bradley’s in
Celtics: 5 keys to the series
Matching up the Celtics-Hawks series
Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert tears ACL, out for the playoffs
Magic scores game’s final 11 points in defeating Pacers in Game 1
LeBron James and Heat stifle Carmelo Anthony and...
Everything you need to make your Monday go by a little bit faster. (the all video edition)
Legendary NC State coach Jim Valvano died 19 years ago this past Saturday. Almost two months prior to that, he gave this speech at the ESPY's:
It was 14 years ago tomorrow that He Got Game was released. The scene where Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) talks to his son (Ray...
Herald Doc Rivers on Ray Allen: “We’re kind of lost at what to do”
Game 2 final: Celtics 87, Hawks 80
Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has a sprained left knee, status TBD
Paul Pierce’s brilliance saves C’s in fourth
Quasi-Celtics get even
Everyone gets involved for Celtics
Penalty as predicted
Adjustments pay off as 76ers pull even in series with Bulls
No Rajon Rondo? No Ray Allen? Eh, whatever.
Paul Pierce turned into the 2002 version of Paul Pierce and carried the Celtics offensively. 36 points, 14 rebounds and one massive, backbreaking shot after another down the stretch more than made up for the Celtics' firepower that was relegated to viewership status. Calling his performance a thing of beauty would be an insult...