When you're busy breaking the NBA record for career 3-pointers, a team record tends to slide by without much fanfare. But Ray Allen accomplished a rather noteworthy feat last season and one that we failed to properly highlight during the season.
Allen's 44.4 percent clip from beyond the arc last year wasn't just a career high, it actually established a new Celtics' franchise record, barely eclipsing Eddie House's mark set two season earlier. Here's a look at the top marks in Celtics' history:
1. Ray Allen — 2010-11 — 44.44 percent (168 for 378)
2. Eddie House — 2008-09 — 44.41 percent (151 for 340)
3. Danny Ainge — 1986-87 — 44.27 percent (85 for 192)
4. David Wesley — 1994-95 — 42.86 percent (51 for 119)
5. Chris Ford — 1979-80 — 42.68 percent (70 for 164)
You know… I never would have put David Wesley in the top 5.
Ray's shooting last season, especially in the first half, was unreal. I don't know how so many of us missed this record. When Eddie broke the record a couple of years ago, we were keeping a close watch on it. I guess we were so preoccoupied with "The Trade" and the C's limping into the playoffs that we didn't bother to check.
Anyway… congrats Ray. To do it at 35 too is even more amazing. Keep shooting, man. If you want to, you could probably play until you are 40.
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