Celtics’ Allen may get more open shots behind Shaq

Posted Sept. 30, 2010, at 4:05 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 01, 2010, at 11:01 a.m.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen may have even more space to get off his textbook jumper this season.

His performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals was a clinic on outside shooting. Allen used twists and turns to get away from a number of defenders, coming off screens on both sides of the floor before hitting a record eight 3-pointers against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Allen likely will have more opportunities with Shaquille O’Neal and Glen “Big Baby” Davis setting picks to free up one of the league’s most prolific shooters.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows the 7-foot-1 O’Neal and 6-9 Davis will help open up Boston’s outside game.

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