Tony Allen, who has missed 35 games with injuries this season, will return to action when the Celtics play host to Charlotte tonight. Allen has not played since Feb. 8. Allen, who injured his left thumb in practice two days later and has been out for 22 successive games, went through a full practice session Tuesday.
"I'm going to give it a shot and see how it goes," Allen said after a morning shootaround. "Today is a big day for me. I'm not looking at going out and scoring 50 points, nothing like that. Just getting in a rhythm and getting a feel for my new teammates and just trying to do what I can do to help."
This is good news for the Celtics. Today Tony, tomorrow Leon, and the next day it will be KG. Good news is coming. I can feel it.
I am looking forward to seeing Tony tonight. He probably won't play much and may not even play well, but he will play, and this is a very positive story for a Celtics team and Celtics fandom that needs a positive story right now.