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Ok, "complete chaos" might be overstating it a little. But anybody who knows Ray Allen knows he is borderline (or maybe not even borerline) obsessive compulsive. His routines aren't set in stone, they're laser-etched in titanium and placed behind bullet-proof glass and guarded by SEAL Team 6.
But his injury has thrown him all off.
“You find yourself trying to make up things to kind of bring that control back to your existence,” Allen told CSNNE.com. “Like trying to understand game days, trying to understand, 'What am I eating right now? How am I sleeping?' It’s such a routine that I’ve built in that now I’m looking around trying to figure out, what am I going to do in this situation? What am I going to today? It’s game day. Do I stay in the back? What do I do?”
[...] “It’s almost like when you’re younger, you just kind of flip and flutter throughout the universe and you think everything is great,” Allen said. “When you’re young, that’
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There’s a 100 percent chance Ray Allen’s return would help the Celtics, even if he isn’t moving at his swiftest. Mickael Pietrus is Boston’s only substitute who can occasionally score, and he spent Game 2 mentally doing the Macarena on the rings of Saturn. The Celtics have hit just three triples in the playoffs. Allen hit 2.3 per game during the regular season.Allen swears...
We have one "Yea," one "Nay" and one "I don't have a clue" from the Boston media.
Ray Allen firing a three in Game 5 of last year’s playoff loss to the Miami Heat. The C’s are in dire need of his three-point abilities if they are to be efficient scoring in these playoffs.
According to WEEI.com, shooting guard Ray Allen practiced Thursday for the Boston Celtics and claimed he was feeling as good as he had in days. Allen has been receiving cortisone...
Not sure what this means. One day we hear that Ray's ankle is feeling good, the next day we hear it's locked up.
I've almost resigned myself to the fact that Ray won't play in the playoffs.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen won't play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.
As expected, coach Doc Rivers said before Sunday's game that Allen won't be in uniform because of an ailing right ankle. He had a cortisone shot last week and says the ankle is feeling better, but not enough to go in the playoff opener. Rivers says the status...
The Celtics shot oh fer 11 from the arc against the Hawks in Game 1 and Boston’s bench scored a total of four points. Ray Allen would clearly help both of those troublesome statistics, but his damn ankle just doesn’t seem to get any better.
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Here is your obligatory update on Ray Allen's right ankle. Allen participated in practice Thursday with no complications and was "optimistic" about his chances to play in the Celtics' first-round playoff series, but neither Allen nor head coach Doc Rivers bothered to make any estimate on the odds he would play in Friday's Game 3 against the...
Ray Allen was glued to the bench, looking snazzy in a dark suit and paisley tie but also looking oddly helpless to help the Celtics end their shooting woes. The Celtics never looked comfortable shooting from anywhere in Game 1 against the Hawks, something made obvious by their glaring 0-for-11 mark on 3-point field goals. The Hawks took advantage of their overall athleticism to close...
Yesterday, I wrote that the best option for the Rondo-less Celtics would be to have Paul Pierce play the point forward and let Bradley and the backup of Doc Rivers' choice play in more off-the-ball scenarios, which wouldn't put a ton of added pressure on them. Apparently, Doc feels that Pietrus' game best suits that scenario.
Maybe Doc feels that Pietrus can bring...
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It was 14 years ago tomorrow that He Got Game was released. The scene where Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) talks to his son (Ray...
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No Rajon Rondo? No Ray Allen? Eh, whatever.
Paul Pierce turned into the 2002 version of Paul Pierce and carried the Celtics offensively. 36 points, 14 rebounds and one massive, backbreaking shot after another down the stretch more than made up for the Celtics' firepower that was relegated to viewership status. Calling his performance a thing of beauty would be an insult...
Worst On-Court Injuries
No one wishes that any pro-player gets injured. Their sport is their livelihood and passion (well, for most it is). Most people do not want other people to get hurt. That being said, when video footage of an injury is available, most of us can't stop from watching. Its like the opposite of a deer caught in headlights, or kids playing dodgeball: its...
Herald Doc Rivers on Ray Allen: “We’re kind of lost at what to do”
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Paul Pierce needed to have a big game tonight in Game 2 of the East Playoffs. Already missing Ray Allen, his team was down another key cog with Rajon Rondo suspended. Well, in typical Paul Pierce fashion, The Captain put his game into another gear and led his team to an exciting 87-80 victory to [...]