Allen to test ankle again, but 'it feels good'


Allen to test ankle again, but 'it feels good'

MINNEAPOLIS Ray Allen said he plans to participate in the Celtics' shoot-around this morning, but still isn't sure if he'll play tonight against Minnesota.

"It feels good; it feels fine," Allen said. "I'll know a little better later on."

Allen, who has missed the Celtics' last four games with the injury, will go through his usual pre-game routine which involves getting to the arena early and get up some shots.

He did that prior to the C's win over Utah on Wednesday. He cut the session short when he wasn't able to move laterally as well as he's accustomed to.

Allen said there is still some swelling in the ankle, adding that there was swelling in it throughout Boston's long road trip earlier this month.

"I just played through it," he said. "Obviously at Philly, it came to a head."

While there remains swelling, rest and "aggressive" treatments have the ankle, according to Allen, "in a good place now. We'll see."