Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday he was considering resting starting shooting guard Ray Allen for Game 2 of the team's 2012 Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat because Allen is struggling with injuries. However, it doesn't appear Allen himself was on board with that plan when speaking after Wednesday's shootaround.
Ray Allen, when asked about Doc Rivers' suggestion that he might rest him a game: "Hell no."— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) May 30, 2012
It's probably safe to say that Allen will be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 2.
The Celtics' guard has been a shell of himself during the playoffs, as he is playing through bone spurs in his right ankle. He is averaging just 9.6 points a game while shooting 39 percent from the field, 28 percent from three-point range and 60 percent from the free-throw line.
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