Allen agrees to new contract with Celtics

BOSTON, (Reuters) – Nine-times All-Star guard Ray  Allen has re-signed with the Boston Celtics, the team said yesterday as they prepare to win a record 18th NBA title after  falling just one win short earlier this year.

Terms of Allen’s deal were not disclosed by the team, but  the Boston Globe reported the 34-year-old signed a two-year  contract worth $20 million.

“Re-signing Ray has been a priority of ours this offseason  and this move will allow us to stay at a championship level,”  Celtics president Danny Ainge said in a statement. Allen, who won an NBA championship with Boston in 2008, set  an NBA Finals record during Game Two this year when he drained  eight three-pointers. The Celtics went on to lose the finals to  the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

“I am ecstatic to be back in Boston,” Allen said. “I cannot  wait to get onto the court and get back to work with the rest  of the team in pursuit of (championship) Banner 18.”

Allen, who turns 35 next week, is second all-time in the  NBA in three-pointers attempted and made. He was second on the  Celtics in average points per game during regular season and  playoffs last season.

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