Found April 27, 2012 on Celtics Life:
PLAYERS: Ray AllenPaul Pierce
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
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 to go on is that Allen has had a lot of time off now and still isn't better. Plus, it was revealed that he had bone spurs in his ankle and the last time that happened to him in Seattle, he was shut down for the rest of the year.

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