Friend of NBA star among injured in marathon blasts

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Friend of NBA star among injured in marathon blasts

MIAMI - If he was still a member of the Boston Celtics, Ray Allen knows exactly where he would have been when a pair of explosions rocked the Boston Marathon. He’d have been at the finish line - where the bombings occurred.

In the Miami Heat locker room on Wednesday, Allen said that a friend of his family was among those who lost a leg in Monday’s deadly explosions at the marathon, and that another friend owned the restaurant that employed the 29-year-old woman who was one of the three people killed in the blasts.

“We have a family friend that was there, that ran the marathon, and she’s in intensive care now because she lost her leg,” Allen said Wednesday night before the Heat hosted the Orlando Magic. “A good friend of mine, one of the managers of his restaurant, the 29-year-old that was killed was his manager. And his assistant chef, I don’t know if he said he lost both his legs or one, but he got hit pretty hard and he’s dealing with that now.”

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