Found April 04, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
Ray Allen returns to the Celtics lineup after missing six straight games to face a surging San Antonio Spurs who have won eight in a row. Allen has battled an ankle injury and has been working hard to get back on the court. “Yesterday was probably my best day and today obviously duplicated that,” Allen [...]

It’s Official: Ray Allen is a go against the Spurs

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 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 [...]

Avery Bradley started in Ray Allen’s spot last night

Forget for a second the team vision it took for Ray Allen to meet with Doc Rivers and tell his coach he’s alright with coming off the bench behind a 21-year old with a 9.72 PER. Forget that he said the following about his attitude toward becoming a reserve for the first time of his career: (Boston Herald)“Well, people were talking about it,” he said after the Celtics’ 93...

Ray Allen Fully Participates in Celtics Practice, Tentatively Expected to Play Against Spurs

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...

Ray Allen's Rustiness No Surprise to Celtics in Guard's Return From Six-Game Absence

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...

Ray approached Doc about coming off the bench

Boston Herald The NBA had a small tremor last night. Avery Bradley started, which is no longer news. But the player who came off the bench in his stead, Ray Allen, was a sub for only the fifth time in his career — with last night the 1,145th game of the Celtics [team stats] guard’s career. As it turns out, Allen approached Doc Rivers about making the change. The Celtics veteran...

Maybe Avery Bradley will start for Ray Allen after all

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...

Ray Allen Will Start for Celtics Against Spurs, Avery Bradley to Come off Bench

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...

Celtics Welcome the Spurs to the Garden Tonight

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. [...]

Celtics May Keep Starting Bradley After Allen's Return

Ray Allen could return from injury on Wednesday and his new role could be coming off the bench.

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 4/4

Herald   Ray Allen prepared to give it a shot Cavaliers lose to Spurs by 35 Bulls’ players eager for full roster to come together for playoffs Celtic practice notes Globe  Allen might not start Ray Allen plans to play; Rivers says he would start Miami clinches playoffs Forwarding four April thoughts on Celtics, Sox, Bruins and Patriots Ex-Celtic Don Nelson gets rightful...

Your Morning Dump... Doc rips the team for its crappy effort

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "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...

Spurs-Celtics Preview

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...

Comments from the other side - Bulls 4/5

 So much Rondo hate from the Bulls.  But they sure love Ray Allen.  I want him back in Boston even if it's so he doesn't go to the Bulls.  What a snarky bunch of fans. And Joakim Noah is one of my least favorite players.  He tries against the Celtics because he hates KG and then gives half effort other times?  They can keep him.  Oh, he's ugly to boot.   The Celtics...

Can the Boston Celtics Make One More Run?

It wasn’t too long ago that it looked like the Boston Celtics were going to be blown up. Rajon Rondo was shopped for the better part of the season. Ray Allen was available for the right combination of picks and young players. There were even rumors that Paul Pierce was available, again, for the right price. I don’t think anyone would have been really surprised if Danny Ainge...

Avery Bradley Already Has Leg Up on Many Second-Year Players by Making His Teammates Better

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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