Allen recently underwent a routine offseason procedure to increase the stability of his left ring finger, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Allen had a four-game stretch during the playoffs where he averaged 18.3 points per game, but he finished the Bucks' final five playoff contests posting just 4.0 points on 26.5 percent shooting. It's unlikely that a finger issue on his left hand impacted his shooting ability, but it's certainly worth noting after his poor performances. The fourth-year guard signed a two-year, $20 million extension in October of 2021 and will likely be a key piece of Milwaukee's rotation next season.
Allen provided eight points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, five assists and one block over 30 minutes during Wednesday's 110-107 victory over Boston. He also had three turnovers. Allen's hot shooting conveyed in the first round never carried into Milwaukee's matchup against Boston. Allen is shooting just 31.3 percent on 3.2 attempts from beyond the arc across five contests against the Celtics. However, he racked up five assists while still making a slight scoring impact in the Bucks' pivotal Game 5 victory.
Allen will start at small forward in Saturday's Game 3 matchup against the Celtics, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Allen will replace Bobby Portis in the starting lineup, as the Bucks are opting to go smaller to match up with the Celtics. The Duke product averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 27.6 minutes in 61 starts this season.
Allen amassed 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and three steals over 29 minutes during Sunday's 101-89 win over the Celtics. Allen connected on multiple threes for a fourth straight game and registered three steals for the second time during the playoffs. With Khris Middleton (knee) sidelined, Allen has averaged 18.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 27.3 minutes per game.
Allen ended with 27 points (10-12 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes during Sunday's 119-95 win over the Bulls. After popping for 22 points (5-7 3Pt) and six rebounds in the Bucks' Game 3 win Friday, Allen had an even more impressive afternoon Sunday, setting a new playoff career high in scoring and tacking on six more three-pointers. Over the last two games, he's now a combined 18-of-24 from the field and 11-of-14 from beyond the arc. With Khris Middleton (knee) set to miss at least another week-and-a-half, Allen should continue to take on a larger offensive role for the remainder of the series, as well as for much of Round 2, should Milwaukee move on to face the Celtics or Nets.
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