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Tony Allen -- he's back

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  April 1, 2009 11:09 AM

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Tony Allen, who has missed 35 games with injuries this season, will return to action when the Celtics play host to Charlotte tonight.

Allen has not played since Feb. 8. Allen, who injured his left thumb in practice two days later and has been out for 22 successive games, went through a full practice session Tuesday.

"I'm going to give it a shot and see how it goes," Allen said after a morning shootaround. "Today is a big day for me. I'm not looking at going out and scoring 50 points, nothing like that. Just getting in a rhythm and getting a feel for my new teammates and just trying to do what I can do to help."

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