Allen will play Game 1 vs. Sixers

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Allen will play Game 1 vs. Sixers

It was up in the air whether or not Ray Allen would be able to give it a go for Game 1 of the Celtics-Sixers series, but that question was put to rest by Allen about an hour before the game began.

Allen will play.

After going through his normal pregame shootaround, Allen determined that his right ankle felt good enough to play, although he'll still be playing through some pain.

Just yesterday, Allen said that the ankle felt as bad as it did two weeks ago, when Allen missed regular-season time which extended into the beginning of the first series.

Doc Rivers also previously expressed concern, but said that everybody, including Paul Pierce (sprained MCL), is good to go tonight.

More from A. Sherrod Blakely to come . . .

Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

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Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.

The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.

Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.

Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

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Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.

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We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.

And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.