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Tony Allen injured

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  January 6, 2009 01:46 PM

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Celtics guard Tony Allen will miss the game against the Charlotte Bobcats tonight with a right ankle strain. Allen, injured during the Celtics' 100-88 loss to New York Sunday, could also miss the home game against Houston Wednesday.

"I re-injured it driving into the middle when I got called for traveling," Allen said after viewing the Celtics' shootaround at the Time Warner Cable Arena today. "I tweaked it and I should have left the game but I tried to play on it. Hopefully, it will be better tomorrow."

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the involvement of Gabe Pruitt and Brian Scalabrine would likely be increasing, regardless of Allen's status.

"We have to figure out a way to get (Scalabrine) on the floor," Rivers said. "He does a lot of good things for us."

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