June 7, 2010

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Allen puts on historic shooting display: He sets record with eight treys (Bob Hohler, June 7, 2010, Boston Globe)

Three nights after Ray Allen sat helplessly foul-ridden on the Celtics bench while his teammates pursued an NBA title, Allen last night played the avenger, rising from basketball’s version of the canvas with such record-setting force that he changed the course of the championship series.

Pow. Allen all but KO’d the Lakers defense single-handedly as he struck for 32 points, including a Finals-record eight 3-pointers to power the Celtics to a series-tying 103-94 victory in Game 2 at a sold-out Staples Center.

It was a world title fight, as basketball audiences in 215 countries witnessed Allen’s televised masterwork. The game was broadcast in 41 languages, and you could all but imagine the superlatives tossed Allen’s way in every tongue from Togo to South Philly.

“He’s a master of his art,’’ Glen Davis said as the Celtics prepared to jet home in far better position than before Allen’s remarkable performance.

Allen’s eight treys, including seven in the first half, broke the record for the NBA Finals shared by himself, Scottie Pippen, and Kenny Smith.


David Stern couldn't afford a 2-0 series.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 7, 2010 5:59 AM
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