You watch the games, you see the scores, but how do you really know what's going on in NBA Playoffs 2005? NBA.com has infiltrated the action with the ultimate insiders -- the players themselves. We're giving you an exclusive look at the postseason with a roster of player mailboxes.
Send Celtics rookie Tony Allen a question via e-mail and we'll post his answers to the best questions at least once for each round of the Playoffs the Celtics reach.
Allen answered your first round of questions on Monday, May 2:
Q: How old were you when you could first dunk because you have madd ups?
-– Michael Herchen
Allen: My first dunk was when I was a freshman in high school.
Q: In what year will you enter a Dunk Competition? Because, I've seen you play, and i love your dunks!
-– Abdul B
Allen: I don't have any plans as of now to enter the Slam Dunk Competition ... I am just concentrating on helping my team and getting through the first round of the playoffs.
Q: Tony, I know you've been a part of the NCAA tournament, what is it like being the NBA playoffs in comparision to that?
-– Chad Revilla
Allen: The NBA Playoffs are definitely much more intense. Other than the intensity, you also learn that each possession is key and very important.
Q: What is it like to guard Reggie Miller?
-– Jimmy Chen
Allen: Reggie Miller is really tough to guard - he's been in the league for a long time and is a potential future Hall of Famer. But my teammates and coaches prepared me well.
Q: Hey, Tony. Just wanna ask: What does GP do to your team? What do you learn from such an experienced guy?
-– Li Justen
Allen: Playing with GP has been a great experience. He brings a different level of guidance and knowledge to our team that really helps all of our young guys.
Q: Do you keep in touch with other rookies than didn't make the playoffs?
-– Peter K
Allen: No, not really. I am really just focused on what we are doing as a team and trying to help get us to the next level.
Q: Do you believe the Celtics have what it takes to make Boston a Triple Crown in Sports? The Red Sox won the World Series and the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Do YOU Believe?
-– Brendan Thomas
Allen: Yes, I really do think we can take this team to the next level. We are very talented and control our own destiny, so we'll see what happens.
Q: Tony Allen I was wondering since your new to "Bean Town" wondering what you do for fun in boston.. any hot spots am I missing?
-– Aquila Rosa
Allen: The travel and game schedule keeps me pretty busy, but one place I have found in town that I really like going to frequently is the local church near where I live.
Q: What is the best thing about playing with Paul pierce?
-– Hector Carcamo
Allen: Paul is great to play with because he pushes us to the limits. He is definitely a great teammate.