Found April 26, 2012 on Red's Army:
Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics off ... via kwout Ray was out there, according to Gary Washburn, but in running shoes.  Maybe that means he's closer, maybe not.  I'm sure Greg Stiemsma got some shots up, but he's dealing with plantar fasciitis and there's no need to run him out there against the Bucks.   The good news there is Rajono Rondo and Mickael Pietrus WERE on the floor and apparently participating... which means we could see the Celtics' regular starting lineup against the Bucks.  We'll see if there are any healthy scratches later with KG or Pierce.  FYI:  Game 1 of the Celtics/Hawks playoff series will be Sunday.  Time and, obviously, location, still to be determined.

Did Ray Allen avoid a question about whether he can picture himself somewhere else?

Am I making something out of nothing or did Ray Allen take Greg Dickerson’s question — “Ray, can you imagine you or anybody else being somewhere else at this point?” — and completely avoid it? He discussed how the Big Three still work and how they make everyone better and how many games they won and how he doesn’t think any deals would make the Celtics better, but he...

Doc Rivers calls Ray Allen "probable" for playoff return

Ray Allen missed the final nine games of the regular season for the Celtics due to a bothersome ankle. This came after missing six games in March and early April due to, well, a bothersome ankle. There seemed to be some worry about whether or not Allen would see the floor again, but Doc Rivers believes that his sharpshooter will be there. (ESPN Boston) “It’s a concern...

Celtics-Bucks pregame report: Missing Celtics down to Stiemsma, Allen

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics have been so struck by petty injuries at the tail end of this lockout season that Doc Rivers has a hard time keeping his healthy players straight. Asked before Thursday night’s game who would play, Rivers initially responded, “Everyone.” That isn’t actually the case — Ray Allen had already been [...]

Ray Allen, Greg Stiemsma Do Not Participate in Celtics' Morning Shootaround Thursday

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ray Allen stood under a basket in the Celtics' practice facility on Thursday, catching each ball shot by Mickael Pietrus as it thunked through the net. After draining a few shot in a row, Pietrus held his hand in the air as if on a follow-through. "Better than Ray Allen!" Pietrus exclaimed. For Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks...

Ray Allen “probable” for playoffs, says Doc Rivers

(Stop thinking about what happened with Shaq last season, Jay.)(Just stop it. Ray Allen isn’t Shaq.)(Is he?)For the umpteenth time, it seems, Doc Rivers noted that while he’s far from sure when (or whether) Ray Allen will return, he’s pretty sure No. 20 will be ready for the playoffs. (CLNS Radio)Rivers said Allen is “probable” for the playoffs, but still isn’t sure...

Celtics Practice Notes Before Playoff Series Versus Atlanta

All about banner 18 in one last run with the Big 3 --- errr, I mean big 4 The chase to banner number 18 will begin Sunday in Atlanta.  Before leaving, the Celtics held a practice on Friday afternoon with near perfect attendance heading into the playoffs. Ray Allen, still hobbled by his sore right ankle, did some light shooting before practice and some free-throw shooting at the...

Ray Allen probably doubtful, Paul Pierce says he's fine

Paul Pierce said his left big toe is fine; Doc says Ray Allen 60 percent to play Sun; #celtics give major kudos to impact of Josh Smith— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) April 27, 2012 I'm willing to bet that Ray Allen misses at least half of this series if not all of it. The Celtics are renowned for not giving the best information when it comes to injuries, so all we have...

Doc Rivers thinks Ray Allen will be ready for the playoffs

Doc Rivers didn’t seem like he had any real medical basis for his belief. Boston’s head coach has spoken several times over the past week or two about the growing concern surrounding Ray Allen’s ankle. But when asked whether uncertainty about Allen’s status made it all the more important that the team’s backup wings performed admirably last night in extended minutes,...

Horford, Pachulia to miss time & Doc optimistic on Allen

#Hawks C @Al_Horford (pectoral) says he's out for 1st round vs. #Celtics. Hopes to play in 2nd round. — Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012 #Hawks also planning to be without C Zaza Pachulia (foot) for start of series vs. #Celtics. — Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012 ESPN Boston, Chris Forsberg Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged prior to...

Ray Allen No More Than 'Probable' to Play for Celtics in Playoff Opener (Video)

BOSTON -- Doc Rivers has been hopeful for weeks that Ray Allen would return before the regular season ended. With Allen out of the lineup for Thursday's season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks, that scenario is no longer possible, and a full return for Game 1 of the Celtics' first-round playoff series against the Hawks is not likely. Rivers, using a football term, called...

Rivers: Allen 'probable' for playoffs

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen is reportedly "probable" for the playoffs, coach Doc Rivers said Thursday night. "In football terms, isn't that the word they use when it's more than 50 percent that he's going to play?" Rivers told CSN New England. "So let's put him at probable." Allen has missed nine consecutive games with an ankle...

Miami-Boston Game Preempted for M*A*S*H

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and a host of others did not play for the Boston Celtics. The offense was carried by Aleksandar Pavlovic with 16 points, surpassing his previous season high by 6 points. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did not play for Miami, which was led by Dexter Pittman (12 points) and James Jones (11 points). If you missed this game, I’m sure...

Pierce's toe is fine, Ray's status still uncertain

The Celtics held their media session today BEFORE their workout, which is a little twist on things.  But they did say that Ray Allen will not practice today.  But everyone else is in. Twitter / @scott_souza: #Celtics coach Doc Rivers: ... via kwout If Ray can't go, that leaves Pietrus as the first wing off the bench.  Stiemsma will be ready...

Celtics Focused on Playoffs Over Free Agency, Offseason Additons Unlikely to Include Lamar Odom

The Boston Celtics are about to start yet another postseason, hoping to raise banner 18 to the rafters at the TD Garden. The 2011-12 season has been an unpredictable one for the C's, and the playoffs could shape to be a wild ride as well. Many questions have arisen as to whether the Celtics can make a deep run in the postseason. Luckily for Boston fans,'s Celtics...

Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo shows his warm heart Tuesday night

On Tuesday night, while the Boston Celtics threw together a roster most fans have not seen or recognized, Kevin Garnett, Mikael Pietrus, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Greg Stiemsma rested. One resting Celtic that showed his warm heart by meeting with a fan who had his life threatened by a stray bullet. Yes, you heard [...]
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