Great Celtics playoff performances
As is characteristic of Allen in the playoffs, the Celtics shooting guard had a terrible Game 1 against Chicago before blowing up in Game 2. Allen followed up his 1-for-12 in Game 1 with two points in the first half of Game 2, then exploded for 28 points in the second half. His 3-pointer with two seconds left helped give the Celtics a 118-115 win. Allen dueled with Bulls guard Ben Gordon, who scored 42 points. "It felt like we were at UConn in the summertime playing pickup," Gordon said. "He is a great shooter and I knew he would break out eventually."