Found May 22, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Ray Allen
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
BOSTON -- Ray Allen did not hesitate when asked if, in his first start in almost two months, anything felt different about Monday's game. "No," Allen said, followed by a long silence. That was that. Avery Bradley finally succumbed to his painful, recurrent left shoulder injury on Monday. The second-year guard was forced to take a seat for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals when the injury began to affect his right shoulder as well, thrusting Allen back into the starting lineup for the first time since April 4. "I didn't have to do anything any different," Allen said...

Ray Allen, Greg Stiemsma re-aggravated injuries in Game 5

Ray said he rolled his ankle in Game 5, which is why he took himself out. Says he's feeling better.54 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@PflannsPaul FlanneryPer WEEI, Greg Stiemsma also reaggravated an injury during Game 5:Ray Allen started in his place in Game 5 and will start again for Bradley in Game 6 should Bradley – as expected – miss Game 6. There is...

Allen Iverson attending Game 6, provides an interesting juxtaposition to the old, dedicated Celtics

Allen Iverson plans to be in attendance tonight at Game 6 in Philadelphia, according to multiple sources. #celtics #sixersabout 6 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@TTwerskyTzvi TwerskyKevin Garnett called Philadelphia 76ers fans “fair weather,” a Philadelphia columnist responded by calling Boston fans racist, and tonight we have Game 6, which is supposed to be attended...

Game Five Injury Report: Ray Returns to the Starting Lineup With Bradley Out

BOSTON – Avery Bradley will miss game five Monday night in the NBA conference semifinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers due to pain in both shoulders. Ray Allen returns to the starting lineup in his absence. Bradley was not spotted in the building before Monday night’s game and coach Doc Rivers told the media that [...]

Top 20 Sixers - Celtics Game Five Takeaways

20) Ray Allen started due to the injuries to Avery Bradley, who appears to no longer have shoulders, as part of the Sixer Injury Trail Of Tears19) This was a better start than Game Four, in that the Sixers scored before going down 1418) Both teams seemed to react to big men passing, and penetration, as if it were a whole new way of playing ball17) Greg Stiesma actually had good minutes...

Sixers must win tonight for chance to win Boston series

Come early April, Philadelphia fans must have thought that the Flyers would be challenging for the Stanley Cup, while the 76ers would be a distant memory, save preparing for the draft. Nope. It is the Flyers out in the cold and the Sixers in the second round, with one more win than the Flyers had at a similar point. The Sixers vs. Celtics has been a close series. Nearly all of the...

Sixers - Celtics Game Six Top 20 Takeaways

20) Allen Iverson presented the game ball to all of the home team's fair weather fans, wearing #23 to fire up Lou Williams even more19) Rajon Rondo's athleticism is startling, partly in bold relief to the rest of the Boston team18) The longer this series has gone, the more spry Elton Brand has looked17) Thaddeus Young saved a possession off Kenyon Dooling's face, which...

Avery Bradley out with shoulder injury, Ray to start

Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (shoulder) will not play tonight in Game 5. Ray Allen back in the starting lineup.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 21, 2012

How to spring KG to get good looks

Kevin Garnett is the key to winning this series.  When he gets the ball in a good position and gets good, open shots.. the Celtics do extremely well.  KG has had some problems establishing the post against Lavoy Allen.  The kid is strong and he has had some success pushing KG out of his comfort zone.  Since the C's need to establish the post against the Sixers to get the...

With Avery Bradley’s season likely over, reportedly, Celtics quite vulnerable

This had been shaping up to be the year the Boston Celtics were finally unbothered by injury. But Avery Bradley’s shoulder popped out of its socket once too many times, he might undergo surgery any day now, and the Celtics suddenly rest one loss away from a possible end to the Big Three era, or one win away from Ray Allen and his damning bone spurs defending Dwyane Wade for 30...

Avery Bradley Sidelined With Injury, Leaving Ray Allen, Keyon Dooling to Step Up for Celtics (Video)

When one man is out, the others step up. That's the Celtics way. Avery Bradley will miss Monday's Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers with lingering shoulder issues, which Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said before the game have now spread to his right shoulder as well. "I don't know when," Rivers said when asked about when Bradley can be expected to return...

Celtics Need All the Help They Can Get Right Now As Injuries Continue to Mount

The Celtics are one game from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals, but it's becoming abundantly clear that it won't be easy to do that. The C's are in the midst of a battle with the Philadelphia 76ers, and nagging injuries aren't making things any easier for the Green. Players like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Avery Bradley are all battling injuries that have...

Cold, hard facts: The reality of where the Celtics stand right now

So we're all still a little upset over last night.  I get that.  It was probably the worst playoff game we've ever watched.  The score at halftime was worse than some Div. 3 games.  And today, we're all saying a lot of things that we may or may not regret.  With that in mind, here are a few of the things being said, and the absolute truth of the matter.  There...

Recap: Game 6 was an epic fail

I've been watching the Celtics for some 30 years and tonight may have been one of the worst performances I've witnessed. The Sixers played mediocre basketball and beat the Celtics, 82-75. The Celtics were... abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grody, gross, gruesome...

Sixers 82, Celtics 75: Game 7 on the way, sadly

With the exception of rebounding, an area they oddly dominated, every issue the Celtics have was magnified tonight. Their bench can’t score. Their guards can’t stop dribble penetration. Paul Pierce is the only perimeter player who can create offense for himself. Rajon Rondo doesn’t always care, Ray Allen is clearly hobbled, Mickael Pietrus is streakier than Frank The Tank...

Comments from the other side - Sixers Game 6 5/23

Sixers fans really are bad.  They trash their own team through most of the game and then when they win they get all upset when ESPN doesn't bow down and worship them.   They themselves were talking about how bad they were so what do they expect the commentators to do?  Little bit of everything here:  Ref complaints (although they really shouldn't have any), wheelchair...
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