As the wounds of the Celtics' season start to completely heal, it's time to take a relaxed approach to watching the remainder of the NBA playoffs. With so many former C's still ballin' in the second round, it's easy to sit back and watch some old friends cause havoc.

Paul Pierce has proved that he will still be talking trash when he's 75 years-old playing at the YMCA.

Last night old friend Tony Allen made everyone in the Bay Area aware of his defensive expertise, while helping his Memphis Grizzlies even their series with the Golden State Warriors:

Since his departure from the Celts in the summer of 2010, the 33-year-old has been named to the First-Team All-Defense in 2012 and 2013, and should be a lock for the honor again this season.

The guard, who won a championship with the Celtics in 2008, also made this play on Steph Curry, that 99.9 percent of us would have been called for a foul on, for smacking the NBA-MVP in the face:

There are few players that I miss more than Allen. For the most part, I understand the moves that Danny Ainge has made in the past, but not re-signing Allen after the 2010 Finals will always remain a mystery.

We still love you TA:

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Rob Welch 5/06/2015 03:06:00 PM Edit
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