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BOSTON -- Mickael Pietrus was in good spirits about an hour before tip-off on Wednesday, predicting he would be back "soon." "Soon" turned out to be very, very soon. Pietrus was activated for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game. That bit of good news for the Celtics on the injury front was tempered by the news that Ray Allen's sore right ankle had flared up again and would keep the guard out of Wednesday's game. Pietrus said he passed all the tests required by the NBA as a result of the concussion...

Video: Pietrus claims Eiffel Tower trip will complete concussion treatment

BOSTON -- Mickael Pietrus was back with the Celtics on Wednesday, and the combination of a Celtics victory and his return to the game he loves had him in good spirits, as usual. Pietrus, who had eight points and six rebounds in his first game back after missing 10 games with post-concussion symptoms, joked that his treatment is not quite complete. Check out Pietrus explaining the...

Mickael Pietrus to play tonight against Hawks

Here comes some news nobody expected today… Boston Celtics forward Mickael Pietrus will play in tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at the TD Garden. This will be the first time Pietrus will be on the court since he suffered a concussion against the Philadelphia 76ers. When Pietrus first spoke to the media on Wednesday [...]

Ray Allen not traveling to Toronto; should we be worried?

Ray Allen has been shelved during a few recent games for an injury that seems relatively minor, at least on the surface. Nobody seems overly worried about it.EXCEPT ME, DAMN IT!Allen has a history of ankle issues. He’s 36 years old. Said ankles are swelling up after he plays games. Jackie MacMullan, one of the finest Celtics reporters ever, said she’s heard grumblings that...

Ray Allen doubtful to return to the Celtics on Saturday against New Jersey

This news comes on the heels of hearing that Allen didn't make the trip to Toronto for tonight's game against the Raptors. Some thought that this might have been Doc Rivers' way of resting some of his veterans during this brutal back-to-back-to-back. Let Ray have the first game off, rest up and throw him out there for a normal back-to-back scenario. That's...

Wade, Allen want pay for Olympics

Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen both think they should get paid for representing the U.S. in the Olympic Games.

Ray Allen’s injury not thought to be serious, says Doc Rivers

I’ve started to become a little worried by the ankle injury that won’t go away, but Doc Rivers assures us Ray Allen’s ankle will be okay, even though the sharp-shooter will miss at least the next two games. (Boston Globe)“It’s not that serious, it’s swelling,” Rivers said of Allen’s ankle injury. “I’m concerned when anybody’s injured. It’s not a serious...

Ray Allen's graceful entrance into the next chapter of his career

For nearly 16 full NBA seasons, Ray Allen has glided across lacquered hardwood with a gracefulness that belies the true physical toll the sport inflicts on ones body.  In his youth, when he still sported a fade and was known by some more for being Jesus Shuttlesworth than Walter Ray Allen, he would just as easily embarrass someone with a poster dunk (he was in a dunk contest, you...

The Value of Taking a Punch

I've often wondered why the sport of boxing today has fallen to such incredible lows in popularity. I do fully understand the brutality of the sport and that our country's best athletes can make millions of more dollars playing sports where they don't get their faces bashed in. Still, all the time you hear people talking about sports in terms of boxing. Two heavyweights...

Ray Allen not going to Toronto

That ankle is not right. With Pietrus back, you might as well have Ray Allen sit for this entire three game stretch. We can only hope Ray will be able to tough it out through the playoffs.

Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade: Players should get payed for playing in Olympics

*** Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade agree on something. Coming from two teams that absolutely despise one-another, Wade and Allen are in agreement over the much discussed issue of payment to Olympians. Here’s both of their arguments… It’s a lot of things you do for the Olympics — a lot of jerseys you sell,” Wade [...]

Ray Allen, Jose Calderon out tonight; Bargnani out for the year

Ray Allen, Jose Calderon out tonight, Bargnani out for the year. C’s playoff magic number is 2. C’s-Raps 6:30 WEEI or… — Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 13, 2012

Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade think players should get paid for Olympics

Don’t you think NBA players get paid enough? Now a couple of NBA players think they should get paid for the Olympics. I could see if they are the lower level NBA players, but the best NBA players play in the Olympics. These players already make millions of dollars, they don’t need more money for competing for their country. Boston Celtics star Ray Allen is one...

Dwyane Wade & Ray Allen want to be paid to play in Olympics

Playing for your country isn’t enough for some NBA players. is reporting future Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade want to be paid to play in the Olympics in London this summer. According to Allen, “Everybody says, ‘Play for your country.’ But [N.B.A. players are] commodities, your businesses. You think about it, you do camps in the summer, you have various...

Your Morning Dump... Where Doc had to keep KG on the floor

  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. "His minutes were low, but he was going in that 12 minutes in a  row stretch which we try to avoid with him, " Rivers said. "But we had to keep him out on the floor...

Vet disapproves of paying Olympic athletes

Vince Boryla can't go to his left very well anymore. Or even to his right. He doesn't crash the boards or set picks like back when he earned the nickname "Moose." But if anybody wants to challenge him, nothing has changed from six decades ago. "I just think it's mind-boggling that the thought would come to anybody's mind that Olympic players should...
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