House in, TA out

The battle of attrition simply won't end for the Celtics.

According to the team, reserve guard Eddie House, who missed the opener of this three-game road trip Wednesday in Miami due to illness, joined his teammates Friday morning in Atlanta and participated in the shootaround before tonight's battle with the Hawks.

But now guard Tony Allen, who filled in so admirably when Paul Pierce was sidelined for five games due to a right knee infection, is battling an illness of his own and did not take part in the shootaround.