Found January 05, 2012 on
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Flannery also wrote in his piece on WEEI.com that Ray Allen was asked not to go to the team facility today to make sure that he didn't spread his illness around to his other teammates, but that he's feeling better. The Celtics could use Allen on Friday as the Pacers come to town. Indiana's better than Detroit, Washington and New Jersey, the three teams that the Celtics have defeated for their four wins so far this season. They're not much better, but they're better.
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Ray Allen is in the final year of his deal. Then again, it has been well documented that just about everyone on the Celtics roster is in the final year of their deals. Allen will turn 37 years old this summer and while most superstars his age would have started to fizzle out three or four years ago, Ray has continued to build his case as the greatest shooter the sport has ever...
Celtics guard Ray Allen is missing Wednesday night's game against the New Jersey Nets because of an illness.
Boston coach Doc Rivers said the 36-year old Allen skipped the team's shootaround earlier in the day and was told to say home because he wasn't feeling well.
Allen led the team with 27 points - 11 in the final quarter - in Monday's win over Washington.
Ray Allen took the court on Monday night for the Celtics battling a bit of a cold. It didn't slow him one bit, however, as the C's veteran scored 27 points to help Boston roll the Wizards. It appears that he won't be able to do the same on Wednesday night with the Nets in town. Celtics radio play-by-play broadcaster Sean Grande tweeted early Wednesday night that Allen...
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The Celtics will square off against the Indiana Pacers tonight, the first time playing against David West after he choose to sign with the Pacers after agreeing to a contract for less money with the Celtics. Ray Allen sounded off on the move in December, which left him baffled when he spoke to Jackie MacMullen:
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The Celtics trail 33-25 at halftime against the Indiana Pacers. This is the fourth in franchise history the Celtics have put up 25 points in one half, also occurring in 1999, 1995, and 1955. Ray Allen is the game’s high scorer in his return with eight points on 2-for-5 shooting. However, the team is shooting [...]
All Avery Bradley wanted, when his chance at major minutes came, was to make a difference.
And with Ray Allen...
No Ray Allen probably means a lot more Keyon Dooling and maybe even some E'Twaun Moore. Doc Rivers is probably looking for any excuse possible to rest his guys against bottom feeders anyway since the schedule is insanely stupid, so a little congestion and whatnot is probably all that is necessary for the team to make the decision to rest him.
After each game, we'll be taking stock in each players... and maybe coach's... performance. If we like what we see, we're buyin'. If we don't, we're sellin'. Or maybe we'll just hold onto our stock until we see more next game
Rajon Rondo: He's here so much I'm going to make him part of the template. The triple-double in game 1...
One of the staple offensive sets that the Celtics run is called "Floppy." We covered it quite extensively last season, but essentially the main play is to set a back screen (or two, or ten) on the baseline for Ray to curl or "flop" around and get open for a jumper. But it also has several options on it as well, including a new wrinkle this season that I'...
The Celtics really laid an egg last night as they only scored 25 points in the first half. The Celtics only shot 39.4% from the floor last night and they were outrebounded 47-36, which helped do them in. Ray Allen led the way for the Celtics in this game with 23 points and 3 rebounds. Kevin Garnett (12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot) and Rajon Rondo (11 points...
After starting the season 0-3, the Celtics have bounced back
to win their last three games since Paul Pierce’s return to the floor. As far as I’m concerned, the (lack of a) preseason
that the Celtics needed to get comfortable is finally over, and they can use
tonight’s game to keep improving while gaining a fourth straight win, and their
first winning record of 2012. New...
Ray Allen confirmed last night he lobbied for David West to join the Celtics, while saying, contrary to some published reports, he did not criticize West’s decision to accept an offer from the Pacers.
Nats don’t have to pick Zim or Prince, they can have both. [Nats Journal]
Gio Gonzalez is fired up to be a Nat. Who would have thought. [Bog]
Caps struggle in San Jose, head there tomorrow night. [Wash. Times]
Ray Allen on why Wiz suck and what needs to change. [CSN Washington]
Boz breaks down John Wall’s game, and it’s not pretty. [WaPo]
Terps sign local 4 Star RB, more local...