PHILADELPHIA The routine was vintage Ray Allen.
Come over to the arena early, and get up shots.
But when he arrived, the mind was ready to play but his left ankle had other plans which is why Allen will not play tonight against Philadelphia.
"He comes over early, and he just couldn't get shots up," said C's coach Doc Rivers. "When Ray pulls himself out, then his ankle is really bothering him."
It is the same ankle Allen twisted against the Los Angeles Clippers last week.
Rivers believes the injury became worst with the number of games that followed.
Without Allen, the C's will start Mickael Pietrus.
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Kevin Durant’s weekend of free agent visits has come into focus on the final day of June.
According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Boston Celtics will be meeting with the free agent superstar on Saturday.
After meeting with Durant on Saturday, the Celtics should have a better idea if they will need to waive Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko before Sunday's July 3 deadline. Waiving the duo would create additional salary cap space to potentially sign Durant and another near max-salaried player.
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