Found April 03, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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Ray Allen participated fully in Tuesday’s practice, which (I believe) was the team’s first session in more than a month and is likely to be the last practice of the regular season. Barring any setback in the next 20-some odd hours, he should return to the Celtics lineup on Wednesday against the Spurs.Doc Rivers said Allen will start, which kills any “START AVERY BRADLEY — THE CELTICS ARE 5-0 WITH BRADLEY AS STARTING SHOOTING GUARD, GODDAMNIT!” momentum that has grown in the past two weeks.Still, Rich Levine considered an aspect of the “who to start?” debate that has nothing to do with Boston’s current chances of winning as many games as possible: The future.And on that level, there’s absolutely no question as to which is the right decision.Listen, there are many people out there, myself being one of them, who believe that Danny Ainge whiffed at a chance to trade Ray at the deadline. That, as sorry as we all would have been to see him go, the move was to trade Allen for whatever yo...
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