Nets' Deron Williams, C's Ray Allen out

Updated: January 5, 2012, 1:02 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams missed Wednesday night's 89-70 loss in Boston with sore ribs.

Also out for the game was Celtics star Ray Allen, who's sidelined with a cold. Keyon Dooling started in his place.

"He's human, he bleeds," quipped Celtics coach Doc Rivers. The 36-year-old Allen is off to another hot start this season, averaging 20 points per game while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor overall and 61.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

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