Ray Allen returns to Celtics

Updated: May 4, 2012, 9:27 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen returned to action Friday night in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Atlanta Hawks after missing the team's last 11 games because of right ankle soreness.

Allen received a standing ovation when he checked into the game with 4:40 left in the first quarter, and he quickly hit his first shot, a baseline jumper. He left in the second quarter and came in about 90 seconds later, finishing the half with eight ...

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