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For Celtics and Ray Allen, moving on was best

MIAMI — For his entire NBA career, green has been Ray Allen’s dominant color, either in Milwaukee, Seattle, or Boston. So it was strange Monday to watch Allen at the AmericanAirlines Arena practice facility, launching midrange bank shots in a white top and black shorts, fraternizing with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

It was strange to see Allen acting as if the transition from one rival to another was natural, as if those Boston days in which he drained critical 3-pointers were just another stage of his career, as if there are no regrets about his departure even as the laundry list of reasons seemingly grew each time he broached the topic.

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