BOSTON - Two days after fighting through a cold to score 27 points and make 6-of-7 three pointers, Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics will sit out of Wednesday night's game against the New Jersey Nets at TD Garden.
Allen's sickness was described as a cold or flu by Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, who addressed the media per usual prior to the game. Rivers said that the team told Allen to stay home today and only come back if he was feeling any better.
"This morning he tried to get up and come to shootaround," Rivers said of Allen. "We told him to just stay away, and if he feels better tonight to come. When he didn't feel much, we told him to stay at home.
"Keyon Dooling will start, but we'll sub him out early. He'l play the 2-1 tonight, starting out at the two and going back to the one and Avery Bradley will go to the two, so that's how we'll do it."
Allen has played in all six game for the Celtics this season, averaging a team-high 20 points.