The Struggles of One Ray Allen

by May 15, 2009
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For the Celtics to win in Game 7 against Orlando, Allen is going to have to hit some shots: “The All-Star sharp-shooting guard missed 9 of 11 field-goal attempts last night and was held to 5 points while coughing up four turnovers during an 83-75 loss to Orlando in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Allen isn’t the only one to blame for Boston’s offensive woes. The Celtics had playoff lows in total points, points in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter, and they made 19 turnovers that led to 28 Orlando points. But for the series, Allen is shooting a team-worst 30.7 percent from the field and has missed 31 of 36 3-point attempts while averaging a mere 11 points per game. ‘Their job is to not leave me open. They don’t want me to get anything at all,’ Allen said.”