Celtics' Allen sits out with ankle injury
Coach Doc Rivers was hoping to get Allen back for Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks. The 36-year-old had looked much better during an off day, but he was hobbling again Tuesday and can't go.
The Celtics are missing two key players in their backcourt. Star point guard Rajon Rondo is serving a one-game suspension for bumping an official in Game 1. The Hawks won 83-74 to grab the lead in the best-of-seven series. Allen sat out that game, the first time in his career he had missed a postseason contest.
The injury report remains the same for the Hawks, as well. Center Zaza Pachulia is inactive because of a sprained left foot.