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Ray Allen is the NBA all-time three-point leader

Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 10: TNT Analyst and former record holder Reggie Miller and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrate after Ray Allen breaks the NBA All-time three point record against the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on February 10, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Reggie Miller;Ray Allen

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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.