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Ray Allen clears the air over West’s signing

Allen clears the air on West comments

Ray Allen confirmed last night he lobbied for David West to join the Celtics, while saying, contrary to some published reports, he did not criticize West’s decision to accept an offer from the Pacers.

“Unfortunately, those comments were taken out of context,’’ Allen said before an 87-74 loss to the Pacers last night. “I was speaking in generalities, and by any means I don’t know what his situation is or was and why he made his decision.’’

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