Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Allen not on trip to Orlando
By Chris Forsberg
Celtics guard Ray Allen is the only player not on the team's trip to Orlando Tuesday morning.
In addition to dealing with an ailing ankle that forced him to miss Monday's first game against the Magic, Allen's wife, Shannon, is also pregnant and the latest addition to the family is expected soon.
The Celtics were hopeful that both Rajon Rondo (right wrist) and Keyon Dooling (right knee) would be able to make their returns Thursday night. Mickael Pietrus, who sat out Monday's game with a shoulder ailment, said he was also hoping to be back for Thursday's back end of a home-and-home with the Magic. Chris Wilcox (left calf) has missed six straight games and hasn't set a timetable on his return, though he's ramped up his activity and would seemingly be moving closer to getting back on the floor.