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“Unbelievable,” forward Paul Pierce said.

Ray Allen set an NBA Finals record with eight three-pointers in last nights 103-94 victory in Game 2. He finished the game 8-11-off from downtown for a game high 32 points. The previous record for threes in a game was  seven he shared (Allen made 7 in 2008) with Kenny Smith (1995) and Scottie Pippen (1997).

Allen was one of the main reasons the Celtics tied the series at 1-1.  He scored 27 points in the first half and set another record with seven three-pointers. Kenny Smith and Michael Jordan (1992) previously held the record with six. The Lakers poor defense allowed the sharp shooter to make his first seven attempts. No other  Celtic scored in double figures in the first two quarters.

Allen rebounded well from Game 1 where he scored just 12 points and did not make a three pointer.

His 36 percent from three this season marked the first time it was under 37 percent since 02-03. However, he is shooting 44 percent from three in 14 playoff games.

“If you watched him yesterday and the last two days, he took a million shots,” Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said.

The former UCONN star also set the NBA record with 269 threes made in the 05-06 season. The 9-time NBA All Star has appeared in 96 playoff games and is 6th on the active list with 20,965 points.

Here are eight reasons why Allen would be a great addition in New York.

1) 2nd all time with 2,444 3-pt field goals made in the regular season

2) 5th all time with 249 3-pt field goals made in the playoffs

3) He will be turning 35 years old next month but has missed just five total games the past two seasons. The Knicks have four key players under the age of 24 and need veteran leadership. I believe Wilson Chandler is better suited coming off the bench and would make a solid running mate with Bill Walker.

4) Allen would fit right into an offense than finished second in both threes made (9.1) and attempts (26.2) per game. The other three point shooters that will be free agents: Kyle Korver, Mike Miller, Roger Mason, Rasual Butler and Matt Bonner

5) Boston already has $63 million dollars on the books for next season. This does not include the 19th overall selection in the first round. Is it likely for the Celtics to offer Allen a multi-year contract?

6) A career 45 percent from the floor, 89 percent from the foul line and 20.5 points per game

7) A future Hall of Famer

8) Would be an excellent fit with LeBron James.

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