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8 times Ray Allen defined clutch for the Celtics

And a bonus shot from his UConn days.

Ray Allen is pumped up after hitting a 3-pointer during the Celtics' Game 6 win over the Lakers in 2008. The Boston Globe/Barry Chin

Ray Allen retired this week as the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, a two-time NBA champion, and a forgotten Slam Dunk Contest entrant.

Allen played for the Celtics from 2007 to 2012, hitting 798 3-pointers during that time. Here are some of his biggest shots.

— Setting an NBA Finals record eight 3-pointers vs. the Lakers: In Game 2 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Allen hit 8 of 11 threes, setting a Finals record for the most in a game.

— Nailing this game winner vs. Derrick Rose’s Bulls: The last three of Allen’s 30 points came off a brilliant out of bounds play.

–More playoff heroics vs. Chicago: Allen had 51 points vs. the Bulls in Game 6 of that series, including a ridiculous three to send the game to a third overtime.

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— This game-winner in Philly: Allen slips to the corner, makes the shot. Chest bumps for everyone. Allen even got to rub Sam Cassell’s head.

 Beating the Bobcats…twice: Come for the critical steal to regain possession, stay for Allen being nails.

 

–Willing his way to this 2011 playoff game-winner vs. Knicks: The Knicks knew Allen was taking the shot, but they couldn’t stop it.

— Crossing over Sasha Vujacic for a critical layup in Game 4 of the Finals in 2008. 

— Bonus: Allen takes out Allen Iverson in the 1996 Big East title game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcmfjKTA9Sk

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