Ray Allen's Historic Night Overshadows Celtics' Loss To Lakers

They say that box scores don’t tell the full story, and the truth is, they don’t. Take Ray Allen’s stat line in Thursday night’s 92-86 loss to the Lakers: 20 points, 8-of-18 from the field, 3-of-8 from three-point range.

What the box score fails to mention is the fact that Allen made history on Thursday night, breaking the NBA career three-point record with his 2,561st long ball.

Allen entered Thursday night’s game with 2,559 career three-pointers, one shy of Pacers’ legend Reggie Miller’s all-time record. He tied Miller with 4:15 remaining in the first quarter on a straightaway three and proceeded to break the record on another straightaway three with 1:48 left in the quarter.

Upon breaking the record, Allen received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd at TD Garden. He was congratulated by teammates, Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant, and even Miller, who was part of the broadcast team for TNT.

Allen finished the game with 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting and made 3-of-8 three pointers to finish with 2,562 career three-pointers. In addition, Allen had one rebound and one assist in 35 minutes.

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