Feb 10, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT
It was a wide-open transition three, where the form was perfect. It seemed fitting.
With 1:45 left in the first quarter Allen took the pass from Rajon Rondo in transition, set his feet and had a wide open look, knocking down his 2,561st three pointer as a professional.
That moved him past Reggie Miller into the all-time lead.
Miller was at the game as an analyst for TNT and at the next break in the action Allen came over gave Miller a hug.
It felt like a coronation for Allen, a man with maybe as pure a shooting form as the league has ever seen. Allen is a career 39.8 percent shooter from three and his hitting 46.2 percent from deep this season.
Allen got his first three from straight away with 4:48 left in the first half when Kevin Garnett kicked out of the post to Allen nearly straight away and knocked it down over a late Derek Fisher close out (he had floated off Allen down to a no man’s land).
Allen had 12 points in the first quarter as the Celtics were up early on the Lakers.
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