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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-ups. "My legs felt great today," Allen said. "I had a shot in the ankle on gameday the other day and I had all day to let it kind of maneuver through my body. When I came...

Doc reconsidering who to start at shooting guard tonight

Um, we need 5 out there, so am I starting or not?  Boston Globe 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...

Ray Allen: Sixth Man Extraordinaire?

The Boston Celtics have been without one of their Big Three for 10 games this season. Interestingly enough, they have won 9 out of those 10 games. This subject has been a topic of many articles recently and a big discussion on several CLNS Radio Postgame Shows. Will the Celtics be better off with Ray [...]

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 [...]

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...

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...

Celtics G Allen to return Wednesday vs. Spurs

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen has recovered from an ankle injury and could return in a reserve role for Wednesday night's contest with the San Antonio Spurs.Allen was injured was injured early in the Celtics' eight-game road trip last month, but continued to play until a March 23 visit to Philadelphia.Coach Doc Rivers said he's considering bringing in Allen off the bench...

Celtics Find Themselves In Familiar Territory–First Place!!!

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! With the...

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 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.

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. [...]

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...

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...

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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