The Celtics are in Atlanta for the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoff series with the Hawks and head coach Doc Rivers has labeled Ray Allen as 50-50.
“Probably game-time,” Rivers said of Allen. “The way I think it’ll probably end up, he’ll go over and do his routine early, and honestly, if you want to gauge it, if he gets through his routine, which he hasn’t been able to do the last two times he’s tried to play, then he’ll probably play.”
Allen, who has sat out the C’s last 9 games, has not played since April 9th and is slated to have surgery on his right ankle at the conclusion of the season. Earlier in the week, Allen told the Globe that surgery was “inevitable.”
“I know it’s weak, but I still have pain in it,” said Allen. “It feels better. If I could, I would get surgery tomorrow. If it was the beginning of the season, I would have surgery.
“It’s just inevitable, talking to a couple of different doctors.”
On the season, Allen averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.0 minutes per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the floor.
In other news on the injury front, Paul Pierce (toe) and Greg Stiemsma (foot) will be in uniform ready to go.