Today’s matchup rounds out the top four seeds in the tournament and features two types of three-pointers. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce have hit a ton of threes during the New Big Three Era, some clutch and others were to reach milestones. Last season Ray Allen surpassed Reggie Miller with a three vs the LA Lakers to become the NBA’s all-time leader in threes made. This season Pierce used a 3-ball to surpass Larry Bird into second place on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list. Check out below for more details of the matchup.
#4 Seed – Ray Allen’s Clutch Three Ties Game 2 @ Miami: After dropping Game 1 in Miami, Rajon Rondo had perhaps the greatest playoff game of his career, scoring a career high 44 points. The Celtics lead most of the game and threatened to steal home court advantage away from Miami. The Heat came roaring back and took a late lead and even got Paul Pierce to foul out. But it was a clutch three-pointer by Ray that tied the game, eventually sending it to OT where they would lose a heartbreaker. Nobody knew it at the time, but this was Ray Allen’s final clutch three as a Boston Celtic and at the time, was the biggest shot of the season.
Seed #29 – Paul Pierce Surpasses Larry Bird on the Celtics’ All-Time Scoring List: Sometimes a three pointer is anything but routine. In what was a random game between the Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats at the Garden, Pierce made it quite memorable. I included a long montage dedicated to Pierce surpassing Larry Bird, but it’s the three that allowed him to do it. Enjoy the clip and enjoy Pierce as long as he’s wearing green.
Ray’s Clutch Three vs Miami or Pierce Surpasses Larry Bird?