Allen sits out Friday practice

April, 27, 2012
4/27/12
3:31
PM ET

 
Ray Allen was the only non-participant in the Celtics’ practice on Friday. The team watched film for roughly 30 minutes and then spent two hours on the court at their training facility in Waltham.

Allen, still hobbled by his sore right ankle, did some light shooting before practice and some free-throw shooting at the end, but was otherwise not involved.

Greg Stiemsma, who has sat out practices recently due to foot and knee ailments, did participate. Coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Stiemsma would practice one of the two days before the team leaves for Atlanta.

Paul Pierce, who had left the regular-season finale on Thursday night with a sprained left big toe, also practiced. Pierce said it was a minor problem and he didn't expect it to hinder him in the playoffs.

The Celtics are scheduled to practice Saturday and then fly to Atlanta around 3 p.m.

Game 1 of their best-of-seven, first-round series against the Hawks is Sunday night at Philips Arena. Game 2, also at Philips, is Tuesday night.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Peter May

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

Paul Solotaroff, NFL

Men's Journal's Paul Solotaroff weighs in on the characterization of Richard Sherman, the relationship between Sherman and Patrick Peterson and expectations for Darrelle Revis.

Baseball Tonight - Dominant Pitching

Adnan Virk talks to Tim Kurkjian about dominant pitching performances and the search for the next commissioner. Plus, Arash Madani on if the Blue Jays can make the playoffs.

Greg Cosell, NFL

NFL Films' Greg Cosell weighs in on whether the Browns should start Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel, the Jets' QB situation, Ryan Mallett's abilities and Robert Griffin III's development.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9