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Ray Allen doesn't ease back

In return from injury, veteran guard gives Celtics serious minutes, lift

Updated: May 5, 2012, 4:43 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Friday before Game 3 of his team's Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Atlanta Hawks that there would be no restrictions on Ray Allen in his return to the court after an absence of nearly a month.

He wasn't kidding.

Allen logged a whopping 36 minutes, 51 seconds of floor time while chipping in 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting as Boston topped Atlanta 90-84 in overtime at TD Garden.

The Celtics lead the best-of-seven ...

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