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Ray Allen back vs. Knicks

Here's the latest on Ray Allen from ESPNBoston.com colleague Chris Forsberg:

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters at the team's morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden that guard Ray Allen made the trip to New York and is expected to suit up Tuesday night against the Knicks.

Allen has missed 10 of the team's past 15 games because of right ankle soreness. He did not travel for the opening games of this four-game road trip, but will give it a go after a full week of rest (he last played in Miami on April 10).

The Celtics are 13-2 without Allen this season and 3-1 since he's moved to a bench role allowing second-year guard Avery Bradley to start.

The Celtics can clinch their fifth straight Atlantic Division title with a win and a Philadelphia loss Tuesday night. Since the ABA/NBA merger in 1976-77, there have been only two longer streaks for division championships. The Lakers won nine straight from 1981-90, while the Bucks won seven straight from 1979-86.