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Pietrus Returns To The Court Feeling Thankful

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Very happy to see Mickael Pietrus back on the court.

Mickael Pietrus to play tonight -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

"He's been cleared," Rivers said. "He worked out yesterday. This is good for him to ease him in instead of just throwing him in. So that's how we're going to do it. The sooner we can get him on the floor, the better. All the doctors have cleared him. Once I hear that, he's ready to play." Pietrus was grateful when talking to reporters. "I'm very happy to get a chance to play," he said. "I'm very blessed to play from where I came from. It wasn't easy for me. It's been a very tough two weeks, but hopefully I'll be able to help my team again."

In less happy news, Ray Allen is out again with a sore ankle.

Boston Celtics G Ray Allen out again - NBA - SI.com

Boston guard Ray Allen is out of Wednesday night's game against Atlanta because of soreness in his right ankle that had sidelined him a few weeks ago. Allen, who played the previous five games after being sidelined for six with the sore ankle, informed coach Doc Rivers earlier in the day of the soreness.