Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsRay Allen Breaks NBA 3-Point RecordRay Allen broke the NBA's all-time 3-point record on February 10, 2011 with this shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at the T.D. Garden in Boston. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsRay Allen's History From Long Range(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Here is a look back at Ray through the years, and some big shots he's hit from downtown.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2001 3-Point Champ(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)February 10, 2001: Ray (in his 5th season as a Milwaukee Buck) poses with his trophy after winning the 2001 AT&T Three Point Shootout at the MIC Center in Washington, D.C.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsRay's Record Night in 2002(Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images) April 14, 2002: Allen scored a career high 47 points and made a Milwaukee Bucks record 10 three-pointers (eight in the second half) in a 98-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Allen led the league in three-pointers made that season for the first time of his career.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsRecord Season in Seattle(Photo by Otto Greule/Getty Images)April 19 2006: Ray was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2003, and continued to dominate from downtown. Ray reacts after hitting his sixth three-point shot of the game against the Denver Nuggets, breaking the NBA record for most three-pointers by a player in a season (267).
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsRegular Season Reward(Photo by Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)November 1, 2006: Ray receives the three-point throphy at the season opener for his record setting 2005-06 season.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsWelcome To Boston(Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)December 19, 2007: Celtics fans celebrate after a Ray three against the Detroit Pistons.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsPerfect Form(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)If they had not already noticed, Boston fans fell in love with Ray's perfect form.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2008 NBA All-Star Game(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)February 17, 2008: Allen was selected to his eighth All-Star game his first season in Boston. He came off the bench for the Eastern Conference team and scored a game high 28 points, shooting five for nine from three-point range.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The YearsBig Game 5 In 2008 Eastern Conference Finals(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
May 28, 2005: Ray scored 29 points in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pistons. Although he had been quiet for the start of the series, he propelled the Celtics to a 106-102 win, giving them a 3-2 series lead.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2008 NBA Finals Game 6(Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)June 17, 2008: Allen reacts after hitting a three against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals. The Celtics won the game 131-92 to win the franchise's 17th NBA Title and first of Ray's career.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)April 20, 2009: The Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls 118-115 thanks to 30 points from Ray Allen, including six three-pointers. It would not even be his best game in the series.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)April 30, 2009: Ray and Paul Pierce celebrate after Allen's three-pointer sends the game into triple overtime. Ray scored 51 points and set the NBA record for threes made in a playoff game with nine. The Celtics fell to the Bulls 128-127 forcing a game seven.
Ray Allen 3’s: Through The Years2010 NBA Finals Game 2(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)June 6, 2010: Allen set an NBA Finals record, hitting eight three-pointers agianst the Lakers in Game 2. He scored 32 points as the Celtics won 103-94 to tie the series at a game apiece.