On Sunday Leon Powe made his first appearance at a Boston Celtics game since spraining his knee against the Chicago Bulls on March 17. Powe was scheduled to undergo further testing by team doctors, but spoke to the media beforehand.
“It’s sore every once and a while but it feels good,” he said. “It’s feeling better than it did when I hurt it. I was able to run straight it that game but then when it got stiffened up, it stiffened up on me in the back and I couldn’t even move it.”
Frank Dell’Apa tells us Tony Allen could be back by next week.
Allen returned to practice and worked on shooting along with guard Gabe Pruitt after Sunday morning’s session in Waltham. Allen has an appointment with a hand specialist tomorrow and is doubtful for Wednesday’s game, but could return by next week, according to coach Doc Rivers.
“It feels good in practice but I’m not rushing it,” Allen said before the Celtics met Oklahoma City. “Our practices are like game speed, anyway.”