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Celtics delayed in LA

Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff  June 16, 2008 04:37 PM

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As of 4 p.m. EDT today, the Celtics' plane was still on the ground in Los Angeles due to mechanical issues.

At 5:30 p.m., Celtics radio announcer Cedric Maxwell reported on sports radio WEEI that a 757 had been flown in to take the Celtics back to Boston on a direct flight.

Celtics guard Ray Allen, who left immediately after last night game due to an illness with one of his children, is expected to play Tuesday night in Boston. His child is expected to be OK.

As the Celtics waited at LA International Airport for their delayed flight to leave, team spokesman Jeff Twiss told the Associated Press he expected Allen to take a later airplane to Boston. And, Twiss said, "I don't believe" Allen will miss Game 6.

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