Celtics coach Doc Rivers expects Ray Allen
to play in Game 6 of the NBA finals after the guard skipped the
team's shootaround following his overnight flight from Los Angeles.
Boston center Kendrick Perkins participated in the workout and
is likely to play Tuesday night after missing Game 5 against the
Lakers with a shoulder injury.
Allen stayed behind after the team left because his toddler son
was undergoing medical tests after feeling ill. The Celtics gave no
details of his son's condition at Allen's request.
Boston leads the series 3-2 and can win its first title since
1986 Tuesday night. Allen is second on the team in shooting and
rebounding in the finals. The absence of the 280-pound Perkins
helped the Lakers' inside game in their 103-98 win Sunday.