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Can Ray Allen shake off the rust?

The Celtics need vintage Allen in order to get past the Heat in the East finals

Originally Published: May 30, 2012
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- The scene was stranger than surreal.

There was Ray Allen, so smooth a shooter, so relentless a worker, so detailed in his preparation, missing a free throw. Then another. Then another.

It reached the point where Kevin Garnett was encouraging Allen from the bench after he missed 2 of 3 when fouled on a 3-pointer.

That's Ray Allen, on the free throw line, needing encouragement?

It just doesn't happen. Ever. Like Allen missing four free ...

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