Just a quick note before the Celtics take the floor against the Hawks. This may have been pointed out somewhere already, but I haven't seen it. Then again, maybe that's because it's stupid. Regardless, here it goes.
We're now four games into Ray Allen's new career as a sixth man actually, he's the seventh man and so far his numbers are predictably down. But not by much.
He's averaging 13 points a night off the bench, compared to 14.4 as a starter.
But of course, a bunch of those starts came at the beginning of the year, when Allen was hot like Hansel. For a more recent sample, how about looking at Allen's last four point totals as a starter:
7, 19, 6, 5.
That's nine points a night. Four points down from where he's been as a reserve.
Anyway, four games on either side is far too small of a sample, so no one's getting carried away, but for now, all things considered, you have to be happy with Ray's performance on and off the court nor can you argue with the results.
After all, the Celtics are back.
Unless they lose tonight. In which case, Doc's out his mind!
Allen needs to start!