Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 12:06 PM

Celtics G Allen still hoping to be playoff ready

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WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen is still not sure if he'll be able to play in the playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

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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