Ray Allen ‘Probable’ for the Celtics’ Playoff Opener

by April 27, 2012

There’s no guarantee that Ray Allen will suit up for Game 1 of the Boston Celtics/Atlanta Hawks series on Sunday, but Doc Rivers doesn’t sound too concerned ab0ut it. From the Boston Globe: “Ray Allen missed the Celtics’ final regular-season game against Milwaukee Thursday at TD Garden, raising questions about his availability for the playoffs. A left ankle injury has caused Allen to miss 14 games since March 23. Coach Doc Rivers said Allen is ‘probable’ for the opening playoff contest at Atlanta Sunday. ‘It’s a concern, that’s all I have to tell you,’ Rivers said of Allen’s condition before the Celtics’ 87-74 victory. ‘I don’t know much more than that. He’s probable – put him at that. He can get back but I don’t know how long it will take for him to play well. He’s been out for a while. To go from zero to 100, which is what the playoffs are, is very difficult. But when you put Ray on the floor you still have to guard him. So having him on the floor gives us something – it gives us spacing.'”