I don't know what they did to Tony Allen's ankle… but the Celtics need to keep doing it. This Tony Allen is exactly what the Celtics were looking for when they passed on James Posey.
He's playing with that borderline reckless style that suits him so well. It's a style that teeters on the edge of completely out of control. But he somehow makes his way to the basket, and he keeps getting hit on the way. He's becoming the menacing pest we hoped for this season, getting his hands in passing lanes and on shots with greater regularity.
Yesterday, the Celtics built a huge lead on Tony Allen's 2nd quarter efforts. He still needs to get into game shape, but early on… when he has his legs… he's playing like the Tony Allen we all hoped would show up this year. It fits quite nicely with the old-school Paul Pierce that showed up yesterday. If this Tony Allen sticks around for the rest of the season, the Celtics bench suddenly looks a lot better.
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