BOSTON, MA - MARCH 06: Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrates a basket late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets on March 6, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets 97-92 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Ray Allen will attempt to practice today. Said he feels better and wants to go. #celtics— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) May 3, 2012
It's becoming a far too familiar pattern these days. Ray feels great before practice or shootaround then his ankles swell and lock up and he gets frustrated. Today's news felt a little more optimistic but we'll see where he's at in two hours.
"The last couple of days, I've been in a really good place, so I'm optimistic," said Allen. "If I'm sitting here [Friday] feeling good, that's a different story. I am optimistic about practicing today so that's definitely a great step for me moving forward."
Ray Allen made it through practice. ... It now becomes a morning after question.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) May 3, 2012
Fingers crossed. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Rest, ice, compression, elevation.