Allen expected to play Sunday

Updated: June 12, 2010, 5:04 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Celtics guard Ray Allen was given the option to skip Saturday's practice to attend to a family issue, according to the team, but participated anyway.

Allen was absent from the media availability portion of practice at TD Garden and the team said he had been excused from the session that would follow, which was closed to the media. After that session was complete, the team told reporters that Allen decided to participate after all. Allen is expected to play in Game 5 of the Finals ...

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