In three days, Ray Allen has gone from walking sideways to “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players. (ESPN Boston)
“Everyone is going to play, I think,” Rivers said before the team’s morning shootaround at the arena. “Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s two more days of shoulder getting stronger. Other than that, everybody’s about the same.”
Pressed on Pierce, Rivers said, “He’ll be ready, but obviously you don’t know once the game starts what happens. We’ve just gotta be ready for anything.”
I am already knocking on wood and running away from the 18-wheeler preparing to drive straight into me, but:
It’s bizarre that in an NBA Playoffs so decimated by injuries, the Boston Celtics are ready to play their third straight game with all 15 guys. Yet as the Celtics learned in each of the past several seasons and Derrick Rose can certainly tell you, injury luck can desert a team at any time. Sometimes, all it takes is one misstep while shagging a fly ball or dribbling at a shootaround.