Found May 08, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Ray AllenDoc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
In three days, Ray Allen has gone from walking sideways to “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players. (ESPN Boston)“Everyone is going to play, I think,” Rivers said before the team’s morning shootaround at the arena. “Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s two more days of shoulder getting stronger. Other than that, everybody’s about the same.”Pressed on Pierce, Rivers said, “He’ll be ready, but obviously you don’t know once the game starts what happens. We’ve just gotta be ready for anything.”I am already knocking on wood and running away from the 18-wheeler preparing to drive straight into me, but:It’s bizarre that in an NBA Playoffs so decimated by injuries, the Boston Celtics are ready to play their third straight game with all 15 guys. Yet as the Celtics learned in each of the past several seasons and Derrick Rose can certainly tell you, injury luck can desert

Ray Allen's Routine. A must watch short film

  This is a elegantly mesmerizing short film on Ray Allen's pregame routine put together by Brian Babineau, the official Celtics photographer.  Once you hit play, you'll spend the next six minutes in awe of what Ray does to prepare for a game. Allen is a creature of habit.  It's the same routine every game.  It's the same amount of shots.  The same amount...

Ray Allen re-considering offseason surgery, but report says he’s ‘almost assured to leave’ as free agent

Ray Allen said before Sunday’s Game 4 that he is reconsidering the need for offseason ankle surgery because the bone spurs in his ankle are recovering better than he anticipated.That’s a big difference from his attitude just more than a week ago at the end of April, when Allen told reporters he would definitely require surgery in the offseason.“I know I said that a couple...

Doc Rivers: "Ray is probably the healthiest right now"

ESPNBoston: "Everyone is going to play, I think," Rivers said before the team's morning shootaround at the arena. "Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s two more days of shoulder getting stronger. Other than that, everybody’s about the same." ...

Boston Celtics all participated in shootaround

When Ray Allen originally returned, Doc Rivers cautioned that he might need some games off for maintenance at some point in the playoffs. But he’s responded well to the rigors of the NBA playoffs to this point, and his ankle only seems to be getting stronger.I guess the question I’m asking is: Should we trust Ray’s ankle at this point? Or did I just jinx everything to hell...

Ray Allen Puts on Shooting Display in Celtics Pregame Routine (Video)

Ray Allen is a creature of habit, much like most NBA stars. The 36-year-old guard has been going through a pretty standard, for him at least, routine over the course of his career and he's continued the pregame regiment before each and every Celtics game. "The Routine," as film producer Brian Babineau aptly named it, is a pretty intricate process and involves a heavy...

Avery Bradley Game Time Decision, Ray Allen Is Ready To Go has reported that Avery Bradley is considered a game time decision for tonight’s game four versus the Atlanta Hawks. Avery Bradley left game three late in the third quarter with a left shoulder injury,  coach Doc Rivers said Bradley has had the problem all year, but usually they are able to snap it back [...]

Doc Rivers Game 4 pregame interview

via Chris Forsberg

Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen Among Top 10 NBA Players Who Could Have Successful Careers as General Managers

There are some qualities that may indicate a player might succeed as an executive, though. The most cerebral players and the ones who are best prepared night in and night would seem to be best positioned to call the shots from a desk, if they so desired. Steve Nash dipped his toe in the water when he was named general manager of Team Canada. His duties may not be very complicated...

Your Morning Dump... Where this might not be this team's last run

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The key is to get Garnett and Allen to return on shorter contracts and reduced money. It’s difficult to believe Garnett would eagerly pursue playing for another club if the Celtics wanted him to return...

Avery Bradley, Josh Smith in; Ray Allen back for second straight game

BOSTON — For the second straight game, all 15 Boston Celtics are available. The Celtics weren’t sure Avery Bradley (shoulder) would play until 65 minutes prior to tipoff, but team doctors who watched the guard shoot jump shots gave him the go-ahead. “He’s going to go. We’re just going to see how it feels and [...]

Ryan Hollins is actually contributing

Doc Rivers has to play the guys who are making plays. And Hollins -- no matter how out of control or wild he seems at times -- is making lots of plays. [...] With Hollins, the good play that the C's are getting from him, could dry up at anytime so it's important that they ride this out for as long as they can -- even if it means sitting Stiemsma. "The one thing...

NBA Columnist Adrian Wojnarowski to Appear on 'Dennis and Callahan' as Celtics Prepare to Finish Off Atlanta Hawks

The Celtics made a statement with their 101-79 victory over the Hawks on Sunday night, and they'll look to finish the job Tuesday in Atlanta. Boston carries a 3-1 series lead into Philips Arena, but the team is also taking a load of injuries into the game. Paul Pierce is dealing with knee pain while Ray Allen continues to battle ankle soreness. And Avery Bradley and a host of...

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The Celtics hold a 3-1 edge in their best-of-seven series with the Hawks, and have a chance to put Atlanta away on Tuesday night. Before the action tips off on the court, though, the action will be electric on Twitter. That's because Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe will be tackling any Celtics or NBA questions you may have before Tuesday's Game 4. Whether you'...

Celtics-Hawks Preview

Boston's Big Three still has some life in those old bones. Thirty-somethings Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen led the Celtics to their most recent NBA championship in 2008, and this could be their last hurrah together in Beantown. If so, they're clearly looking to go out with a bang. ''They have pride,'' Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford said Monday...

Celtics' Defensive Effort Draws Most Praise After Scoring Spree, Boding Well for Rest of Series and Beyond

With every basket, the Celtics' shooting percentage got a little more ridiculous and the Hawks sank deeper into disbelief. It seemed as though the Celtics simply could not miss in Game 4. When the proceedings had mercifully wrapped up, however, it was not the Celtics' scoring that was mentioned first. The breakout game by Boston's offense was a byproduct of their defense...
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