Near-perfect not enough for Ray Allen

Celtics guard vows to redeem missed free throws after going 13-of-16 against Spurs

Updated: January 6, 2011, 2:20 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Gregg Popovich had just watched Ray Allen fillet his San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night to the tune of 31 points, connecting on 13 of 16 shots.

"I think Ray needs to work on his shooting a little,'' Popovich said.

This was Popovich at his dripping, sarcastic best. But the Boston Celtics guard was 100 percent in agreement with the Spurs coach.

"Right now, I want to go to the gym and shoot free throws,'' Allen said after the Celtics held off the Spurs 105-103 at TD ...

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