Allen returns for Celtics

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against San Antonio after missing six games because of an ankle injury.

Allen was hurt during a March 12 game against the Los Angeles Clippers and played the ensuing five contests. He hadn't played since March 22 against Milwaukee. The Celtics posted a 5-1 mark in his absence and have taken the lead in the Atlantic Division.

Allen is averaging 14.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 41 games this season.