ray allen

The Boston Celtics are a different-looking team these days, and Ray Allen has a lot to do with that.

Allen is starting to move without the ball and raise up for shots — and knock them down — in a fashion that’s similar to what we’ve seen from him in the past.

The ankle injury that hobbled him for weeks, Allen said, isn’t nearly as bothersome anymore.

“Just going into the game, starting the game, having my legs underneath me is for me it’s a huge deal now,” said Allen, who had 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting from the field. “How I feel now is a lot different from how I start the game.”

РReported by A. Sherrod Blakely