Ray Allen passes Reggie Miller for most 3-pointers all-time

Throughout his entire career in the NBA and during his time with the UConn Huskies in college, Ray Allen has been known for his sweet shooting stroke and ability to hit the big three at the right time. Even though the sharpshooter didn’t have much success with the Milwaukee Bucks or the Seattle Supersonics (Oklahoma City Thunder) early in this career in terms of playoff appearances, the deadly accurate outside shooter has quickly become a legend with the Boston Celtics.

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Not only has Allen become one of the vital pieces to the puzzle in Boston and could be on his way to his second NBA title this season, the All-Star guard made his this past Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers by hitting two three-pointers in the first quarter and officially passing NBA legend Reggie Miller on the all-time list for 3-pointers made.

Here is the current list:

  1. Ray Allen, Boston Celtics- 2,562 (active)
  2. Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers- 2,560
  3. Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks- 1,754 (active)
  4. Dale Ellis, Denver Nuggets/Seattle Supersonics/New Orleans Hornets- 1,719
  5. Peja Stojakovic, Dallas Mavericks- 1,719 (active)
  6. Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets- 1,690 (active)
  7. Rashard Lewis, Washington Wizards- 1,667 (active)
  8. Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks- 1,599 (active)
  9. Glen Rice, Miami Heat/Charlotte Hornets/Los Angeles Lakers- 1,546
  10. Eddie Jones, Los Angeles Lakers/Miami Heat- 1,546

Other actives: 12. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns & Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (1,541); 19. Vince Carter, Phoenix Suns (1,383); 20. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (1,370)

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Ray Allen

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With 2,561 3-pointers, Ray Allen is now the new leader in that category and has set an NBA record that will almost certainly stand the test of time. Not only has Allen set record in the first half of this NBA regular season, but with his knack for staying healthy and on the basketball floor every single night, the Celtics’ guard as has an opportunity to possibly stretch that record to 3,000 three-pointers made for his career.

Obviously, hitting another 400+ 3-pointers in the next few years might be a bit of a stretch as he is nearing the end of his NBA career, but he still seems to be playing at a very high level and could make this record near unreachable for the sharpshooters of the future.

As for the Boston Celtics right now, they were unable to get the win against the arch rival Los Angeles Lakers 92-86. Despite not being able to get the best arguably one of the teams in the Western Conference and falling the Charlotte Bobcats before that game, Ray Allen and company are sitting pretty right now and could quite possibly be the best team in the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star break.

With teams like the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat in the East, the Boston Celtics will have their work cut out for them in order to reach the NBA Finals for a second consecutive year.

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