Well, that didn't take long.
Just weeks after Miami Heat sharpshooter Ray Allen saw his previous record for made three-pointers in a single season broken by Golden State Warriors marksman Stephen Curry, the first-year Heat sniper shot his way back into the record books on Thursday night.
Early in the fourth quarter of Miami's 104-91 Game 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Allen buried a corner three to surpass Reggie Miller for the most made playoff three-pointers in league history:
Ray Allen now has 322 3-pt FG in playoffs, breaking Reggie Miller's record for most 3-pt FG made in NBA playoffs history.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2013
Miller hit 320 three-pointers in 144 playoff games during his 18-year career. Thursday night was the 131st postseason game of Allen's 17-year career.
To his credit, the former Indiana Pacers great graciously accepted his spot at No. 2 on the list, showing no envy or animosity toward the new record-holder:
I assume that's sarcasm from my co workers, "they smile in your face, always wanna take your place"..... Now I'm smiling... Congrats Ray!!— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) April 26, 2013
But those same congratulatory feelings may not be forthcoming from a few clubs around the league:
Wow: Ray Allen has made more playoff 3s (322) than eight TEAMS since his NBA debut in 1996-97 (MIL, MIN, LAC, TOR, GSW, MEM, CHA, and WAS).— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 26, 2013
Perhaps most importantly, Miami increased their best-of-seven series lead to a commanding three games to none.
And Allen was a big reason why. He led all scorers with 23 points, converting on 5-of-8 long-range attempts.