Ray Allen started off the game with consecutive two-point field goals. The supportive home crowd got excited every time Allen touched the ball, excited to be a part of NBA history. Ray's mother, who hasn't missed a game in 15 years, was present for the big night. It's only fitting that Reggie Miller, the former record-holder, was part of the commentating team tonight. Miller's record sat at 2,560 after he played his last game in May, 2005 when he led the Pacers with 27 points, including four three-pointers.
The first three-point basket that Ray Allen ever made was November 1st, 1996. His 100th came on April 10th, 1997. He hit the 500 mark November 11th, 2000, and it took him eight years to get to 2,000 made three-pointers. Allen's first three of the night against the Lakers, the one that would tie him with Miller, came with 4:14 left in the quarter, and the crowd simply lost it. He tried again on the next possession and there was a collective "awwww" when he missed.
The record-breaking three came with 1:48 left in the first quarter. Ladies and gentlemen, a new king sits atop the throne. Congratulations, Ray Allen.