BOSTON The long-awaited return of Ray Allen to the TD Garden to face his former team isn't going to have quite the sizzle that many anticipated when the schedules came out in the summer.
BOSTON The numbers don't lie -- at least not this time.
BOSTON The Boston Celtics didn't exactly shut down Dallas' O.J. Mayo, who had 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting.
BOSTON The Boston Celtics have a tendency to make things much harder on themselves than they should be.
BOSTON O.J. Mayo doesn't give much thought to trade talks, so he has no idea exactly how close he was to becoming a Boston Celtic near the trading deadline last spring.