Allen's status still up in the air

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Allen's status still up in the air

ATLANTA Ray Allen watch will continue for at least a few more hours, with the veteran guard's availability for tonight's Game 1 matchup against the Atlanta Hawks still up in the air.

Allen, who has missed the last nine games for the Celtics with a right ankle injury, was on the floor prior to the Celtic's morning shoot-around.

Whether he participated or not doesn't matter.

The true test for Allen won't come until a few hours prior to tip-off, which is when he arrives at the arena and undergoes his usual pre-game routine of working on his shooting, cutting and an assortment of other shooting drills.

In the past when he was close to returning, this is what ultimately set him back.

So with his status very much up in the air, C's coach Doc Rivers said going into tonight's game, the Celtics have two game plans - one with Ray Allen and one without.

Green to Pierce: You don't get farewell tour; Pierce to Green: You blew 3-1 lead

Green to Pierce: You don't get farewell tour; Pierce to Green: You blew 3-1 lead

Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend. 

Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour. 

“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.” 

Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”

After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”

Ainge: 'Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer'

Ainge: 'Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer'

Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.