Mike Dowling just checked in from the Celtics morning shootaround to report that not only has Tony Allen been cleared to practice – he’s going to be back in action tonight!
Allen will suit up as the battered Celtics take on the Charlotte Bobcats at the Garden. He’s missed the last 22 games since injuring his left thumb in early February.
His return comes at a good time, as the Celtics will be without Kevin Garnett until April 12 against Cleveland (and really, with nothing on the line at that point, do you really think he’ll play in that one?) and Leon Powe until the playoffs.