By Quenton Narcisse, Campus Correspondent
Ray Allen scored 22 points and collected six rebounds as the Boston Celtics overcame a slim deficit to defeat the Kings 95-90 Tuesday night in Sacramento. Allen, a former University of Connecticut sharpshooter, was 9 for 15 from the field and went 4-7 from three-point range in 35 minutes. After Tuesday night, Allen is now nine three pointers away from breaking the record for most three pointers made in NBA history which belongs to former Indiana Pacers’ star Reggie Miller.
Miller personally acknowledged last week that once the record is broken, it would be Allen’s for a long time.
“That’s why I applaud Ray Allen, at 35 years old, getting ready to break my record in the next month and a half,” Miller said during a TNT broadcast. “He is the best shooter in this league and that’s sad because there should be some young gun-slinger coming up saying, ‘I’m going to shatter Ray Allen’s record.’ There’s no one alive that’s going to break his record.”
Ray Allen has been in the news over the last few days when Paul Pierce suggested from Twitter that the two should compete in this year’s 3 point contest during All-Star Weekend:
Hopefully David Stern can make this happen. This would bring some much needed exposure to an All-Star Weekend that has been on the downturn the last couple of years.
Allen was the Big East Player of the Year and First Team All-American in his final year at UConn, and holds the single season record of three pointers made with 115.