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June 8, 2010 9:38 AM

The Beauty of Ray Allen

With the NBA Finals knotted at 1 win apiece for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, tonight's Game 3 will be crucial.

 

Since the NBA Finals changed to the 2-3-2 format, the winner of Game 3 has won the championship ALL 10 times. And when the series is tied at 1-1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series 28 of 32 times. 

 

Point is, the odds are in the favor of the Game 3 winner. 

 

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Looking back on Sunday night's Game 2, the difference maker for Boston was three-point assassin, Ray Allen. 

 

He buried 8 three-pointers on 11 attempts, making 7 in the first half. HIs 8 made three-pointers is good for the single-game NBA Finals record now. Not too bad. 

 

Allen wasn't just on fire. He was "NBA Jam on fire."

 

NBA.com put together this awesome video of one of Ray Allen's historic three-pointers in a slow-motion movement, behind piano music. 

 

Not only is the video cool, but it's a great way to slow down--and examine--greatness. Take a look:

 




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