Time working against Allen

History shows significant decline in older guards' production

Updated: February 10, 2010, 5:59 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Research

For better or worse, the next two weeks will go a long way toward shaping the future of the Boston Celtics.

More than anything, the team's recent struggles -- Boston is 8-11 since Christmas entering Friday's game with the New Jersey Nets -- have underscored how quickly the window is closing on this group.

With three starters over 32, the common perception is that the Celtics have started to show their age. There will be one inescapable question leading up to the Feb. ...

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