"Oh man, it's a lot of pressure," he said with a chuckle. "We're a team. We're one of the few teams in the NBA where all five guys contribute. We're not a one- or a two-man show. We play great as a team."
It's not the first injury for the Celtics, who lost Jeff Green to an aortic aneurism before the season began and got just 25 games out of starting center Jermaine O'Neal. During the playoffs, Allen has struggled with bone spurs in his ankle and Paul Pierce has a sprained MCL in his left knee.
"We need everything from everybody," Pierce said. "Whoever steps out on that court has to understand: This is it. This is our team."
Before practice, Rivers was presented with the Rudy Tomjonavich Award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association for excelling at his job while also helping the media do theirs.
76ers at Celtics, 6 p.m., ABC
Series tied 3-3
Thunder at Spurs, 6:30 p.m., TNT
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