03/22/2011 11:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ray Allen Bloodied After Elbow To Head During Celtics-Knicks Game (VIDEO)

Boston's Ray Allen needed seven stitches after the Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the New York Knicks 96-86 on Monday night.

In the third quarter, the Celtics shooter battled New York's Jared Jeffries for a rebound under Boston's basket. Jeffries appeared to inadvertently elbow Allen in the head, leaving him bloodied on the floor.

Allen had a cut above his right eye and was and escorted to the locker room. He returned to the game after a few minutes with a bandage over his eye.

"Even when I went down, it was pouring blood out," Allen said after the game. "For that 15 minutes, an excruciating headache."

He received the stitches after the game was over.

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