Celtics' Allen still hoping to be ready vs. Hawks
Allen has not played in two weeks because of a sore right ankle. He was shooting around before practice with the team on Saturday and said he would take part in some of the "smaller parts" of the workout. But coach Doc Rivers said Allen would not practice and he didn't think he would play in Game 1, either.
The 36-year-old shooting guard said he received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. If it weren't for the playoffs, he said, he'd already be having surgery.
Everyone else on the Celtics reported in healthy for the final practice before the team leaves for Atlanta.
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