BOSTON - Injuries? What injuries? Ray Allen (ankle) and Avery Bradey (shoulder) have both been cleared to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks. Josh Smith (knee) also said that he will play on Sunday night at TD Garden. Al Horford has also been activated.
Allen, who played in Game 3 (a 90-84 overtime win for the Celtics) after not playing since April 10, said that his right ankle didn't feel good on Saturday after playing 37 minutes in Game 3. Allen said that upon waking up on Sunday morning, his ankle felt like it should, and he was set to play in Game 4.
Bradley, meanwhile, played in Game 3 but left the game late in the third quarter after suffering a left shoulder injury. After the game, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said that Bradley's left shoulder had popped out and wouldn't go back in. Rivers said Bradley will start per usual, and if anything is wrong, Bradley would likely know very quickly.
Smith was called a "game-time" decision by Hawks head coach Larry Drew about 90 minutes before the game, but Smith told reporters in the locker room that he would play in Game 4. Atlanta has also activated center Horford, who has been battling a chest injury, but it isn't confirmed whether or not he will start.
Game 4 tips off at 7:10 p.m. EST with the game being aired on TNT and CSNNE.
For 2012 NBA Playoffs news, follow our stream. For Celtics coverage, visit our team page and CelticsBlog. Visit Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta for Hawks coverage.