WALTHAM, Mass — Celtics guard Tony Allen was able to practice Tuesday, just one day after Boston coach Doc Rivers said he was doubtful for the NBA Finals due to a strained Achilles.
Allen, who has been effective defensively against Kobe Bryant in the past, wouldn’t say whether he’d play in the series, but seemed to indicate that decision will be made by Rivers, not himself.
“I felt pretty good practicing today. The MRI came back and there aint nothing wrong with it, just a strain. I got the treatment I needed and I practiced today,” Allen said. “ I had a couple good moves today in practice, hopefully that’ll win ‘em over, but we’ll see how it goes.”
Asked whether he thought he could play at all, during the series, Allen said, “ It’s all up to coach, I got no control over that.”