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Ray Allen’s legs ready to run for Celtics

At 36, he’s proud of conditioning and aiming for another title

He could have shaken Danny Ainge’s hand last spring, thanked him for four good years in green and moved on to another city and another challenge. The Celtics were coming off a truncated season, a lockout was looming, and exit visas seemed possible for several players. But Ray Allen has been around the league long enough — 15 seasons with another starting on Sunday — to know when he’s comfortably situated.

‘‘We’ve all been on bad teams,’’ said the 36-year-old Allen, who endured half a dozen losing seasons in Milwaukee and Seattle before he arrived here. ‘‘When you understand what it’s like to be on a good team you don’t want to throw that away.’’

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