Heat's Ray Allen 11 Threes Away from Breaking All-Time NBA Finals Record

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJune 4, 2014

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) aims for a 3-point basket during the second half of Game 3 in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 99-87. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Miami Heat guard Ray Allen needs 11 three-pointers during the NBA Finals to pass Robert Horry (56) as the all-time Finals leader in baskets from beyond the arc, per NBA.com.

Allen has hit 46 treys in his career during the Finals, including 12 in seven games against the San Antonio Spurs last season, 12 as a member of the Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010 and 22 for the Celtics against the Lakers in 2008. The 22 Allen hit in 2008 set a record for a single NBA Finals that Spurs guard Danny Green broke last season.

Allen also holds the mark for most three-pointers made in a single Finals game, having hit eight of his 11 attempts against the Lakers in Game 2 of the 2010 series.

The sharpshooter, who has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Celtics and Heat, is already the NBA's all-time leader in regular season three-pointers made (2,973) and three-pointers attempted (7,429), as well as three-pointers made (376) and attempted (973) in the playoffs.

Allen is also responsible for one of the most memorable shots in NBA history, as he knocked down a game-tying three-pointer with five seconds remaining in Game 6 of last year's Finals. While he'll be hard-pressed to beat that shot in terms of drama, Allen will likely hit a clutch trey at some point during the upcoming series.