There’s a 100 percent chance Ray Allen’s return would help the Celtics, even if he isn’t moving at his swiftest. Mickael Pietrus is Boston’s only substitute who can occasionally score, and he spent Game 2 mentally doing the Macarena on the rings of Saturn. The Celtics have hit just three triples in the playoffs. Allen hit 2.3 per game during the regular season.
Allen swears he has basketball left in him. This is by far the most optimistic he’s been since that “Ray Allen’s returning tonight with no limitations” fake-out a couple weeks ago. Against my better judgement, my hopes just rose from “there’s a zero percent chance Ray Allen returns in the 2012 NBA Playoffs” to “so you’re telling me there’s a chance?”