Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden after missing the last four games with a sore right ankle.
Doc Rivers said Allen, who has missed 10 of Boston's past 15 outings, will have no restrictions and that swelling has disappeared from the sharp-shooter's ankle.
Allen said an MRI on the ankle revealed no structural damage, good news for the Celtics, who have nonetheless thrived in Allen's absence with Avery Bradley proving himself as a capable starter.
"It just swelled on me after the Miami game, and that next day it just blew up; ain't no rhyme or reason," Allen said. "I have to pay more attention to it. I can't go off into the world thinking everything is hunky dory. I have to stay on top of it. With the schedule, I have to attack it with more vengeance and not just let it go. Now it's just making sure I take every precaution moving forward."
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