Ray Allen laments painful Game 7 loss in 2010, attempts to atone for defeat with Miami Heat

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MIAMI — He was the center of attention yet again, like the old days in Boston when he was a part of that historic trio that resurrected championship basketball. His membership in that Big Three will never be denied but it ended abruptly last summer. Now on center stage, Allen is on the verge of winning a second title with the Miami Heat.

The reason the Heat are here, entering Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena, is Allen’s amazing ability to hit clutch shots. Replays of him gathering a Chris Bosh pass, stepping back to the 3-point line and firing the tying shot in one motion have been replayed countless times the past 36 hours.

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