NEWARK - Ray Allen will miss his third straight game for the Boston Celtics as they face the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night at the Prudential Center. Allen is out with a swollen right ankle, and C's head coach Doc Rivers has also ruled Allen out for Sunday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the finale of their back-to-back-to-back.
Rivers did say that Allen is "50-50" for Boston's game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City (per Boston Globe's Gary Washburn). Allen last played against the Miami Heat last Tuesday.
Brandon Bass, however, will play on Saturday night, reports team radio play-by-play broadcaster Sean Grande. Bass hyperextended his knee in overtime of the Celtics' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday at TD Garden. Bass played through the injury and finished the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds in 42 minutes while helping to lead Boston to a hard-fought 88-86 victory in overtime.
Allen and Jermaine O'Neal are the only inactive for Boston, while Damion James and Brook Lopez are both inactive for New Jersey.