Ray Allen is the second oldest player in the NBA, and he is no longer the dynamic player he used to be, his age sapping his athleticism and quickness. But, no matter how old Allen is, he’ll always be able to shoot with the best of them, and he showed it again last night.
With the Eastern Conference Finals tied at 1-1, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers resumed play last night after a few days off. In the early going it looked like the rest did Indiana the most good, as they stormed out of the gates to take a big lead. But the Heat fought back, making a huge run to close the gap at the end of the first half.
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From there, it was a back and forth game until late in the fourth quarter, when the Heat, powered by Ray Allen, pulled away.
Allen hit four three-pointers last night–all in the fourth quarter. He was hitting them coming off screens, in transition and deep in the corner. It was all there. He looked like young Ray Allen again, if only for a few minutes. A few minutes of young Ray Allen every night is all the Heat really need, however, when they have LeBron and Wade at the top of their games.