Ray Allen Will Play Against Knicks Despite Illness

The Boston Celtics will have their Hall-of-Fame shooting guard on the floor Sunday afternoon when they take on Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Ray Allen will play, the team announced, despite spending Saturday in the hospital with a, shall we say, problematic stomach bug.

The Celtics need Allen if they're planning on putting a halt to Linsanity. Boston has won their last three games after dropping five straight, but no one is convinced that they're back on track when those three wins come against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and New Jersey Nets. They're 18-17, and the Knicks are 18-18, so this game has big implications in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference playoff races.

For more on these two teams, check out Knicks blog Posting and Toasting and CelticsBlog. Also be sure to check out SB Nation New York and SB Nation Boston.

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