Heat's Ray Allen Set to Pass Bill Russell on All-Time Playoff Scoring List

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Heat's Ray Allen Set to Pass Bill Russell on All-Time Playoff Scoring List
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Miami Heat guard Ray Allen needs just one point to pass Hall of Famer Bill Russell on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Barring disaster, Allen figures to pass the Boston Celtics legend Monday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. Russell and Allen are currently tied for 30th place all time at 2,673 points, 140 behind former New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing.

Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is the all-time playoff scoring leader with 5,987 points, while Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is the active leader with 5,640.

Allen has logged 163 playoff games during his career, scoring 629 points for the Milwaukee Bucks, 291 for the Seattle SuperSonics, 1,410 for the Boston Celtics and 343 for the Heat. He's twice won an NBA championship, first with the Celtics in 2008, then with the Heat in 2013. He was Boston's third-leading scorer during the 2008 title run, but only Miami's fourth-leading scorer during last season's playoffs.

And while he is steadily moving up the all-time playoff scoring list, there is no where else to go on the playoff three-pointers list, as Allen is the all-time leader in both three-pointers attempted (923) and three-pointers made (371). Arguably the premier marksman in league history, Allen also holds the NBA records for most regular-season three-pointers (2,973) and three-point attempts (7,429).

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