Ray Allen "Probable" For Playoffs, Stiemsma Will Play

We need Ray to lend a hand.
It is hard not get increasingly nervous about Ray Allen's ankles. I know the games he has missed this week weren't all that critical, but it sounds like he wouldn't have played if they were critical. And now we're headed into the playoffs on Sunday where the games are pretty much the definition of critical. So it would certainly help to have the game's best shooter and automatic floor spacer on the court for us.

Rivers: Allen 'probable' for playoffs - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Ray Allen missed his ninth straight game with his sore right ankle, but Rivers said he continues to believe Allen will be available for the playoffs. "It’s a concern,’’ Rivers said. "I think he’s probable. Isn’t that what they say in football, when there’s a chance more than 50 percent that he’ll play? Let’s put him at probable."

Hopefully he's better than a 50% chance in 2 days, but all we can do is wait and see.

In other injury news, at least it sounds like good news for our big man.

Allen was joined on the inactive list by Greg Stiemsma, who could have played but was given the night to rest. Stiemsma hasn’t even practiced much this year due to ongoing foot and knee woes, but he has been available for the games. That led Rivers to joke, "he’s got the best job in world. Just go and play games, no practice. That’s nice. He’s figured it out early."

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