There's a new 3-point king in the NBA. Ray Allen hit his 2,561st career 3-pointer with 1:48 to go in the first quarter of tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers to pass Reggie Miller and move into first place all time. The 35 year old Allen is in his 15th NBA season starting his career with the Milwaukee Bucks before going to the Seattle Supersonics and finally the Boston Celtics. It took Miller 18 years and 1389 games (over 300 more than Ray Allen) to reach 2,560. To give you an idea of how impressive the 2500+ 3's by both Allen and Miller is, Jason Kidd enters play tonight in third place... with 1752. Here's some Reggie Miller highlights in honor of the former record holder.
Reggie Miller Highlights
As far as the game between the Celtics and Lakers is concerned, Boston had a 47-32 with less than 4 minutes to go in the first half, but the Lakers went on a 45-21 run to take control of the game and went on to beat the Celtics 92-86. The loss moves Boston into a tie with the Miami Heat for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Miami has won 7 in a row while Boston has lost 2 straight. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 23 points and Pau Gasol added 20 and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen finished with 3 3-pointers and 20 points to lead the Celtics. The Lakers outrebounded Boston 47-36 led by Lamar Odom's 12.