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Celtics G Ray Allen hits game-winning 3 video

Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:57 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2011 10:02 pm
Celtics guard Ray Allen hits a game-winning three-pointer to send Boston past the New York Knicks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first round series. Posted by Ben Golliver.

It's been an incredible opening weekend of NBA playoff basketball, filled with plenty of incredible performances, but Celtics guard Ray Allen takes the cake with his game-winning three-pointer to close out Game One for Boston over the New York Knicks.

With the Celtics trailing the Knicks at home 85-84 with less than 20 seconds left, Boston forward Paul Pierce began his team's final possession with the ball near halfcourt. After sustaining a bump from Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Pierce waited for Ray Allen to set a pick on Anthony and then flare to the three-point line, where Celtics forward Kevin Garnett set a second pick on Knicks guard Toney Douglas. Douglas went crashing to the court, which freed Allen for an open look from the left angle. He buried it, giving Boston an 87-85 lead with 11.6 seconds remaining.

The Knicks, who were out of timeouts, pushed the ball up the court and found Anthony, who settled for a deep three-pointer with Allen and Celtics guard Rajon Rondo contesting. Anthony's potential game-winner was short, giving Boston an 87-85 victory in Game One of the first round playoff series.

Here's a look at the bang-bang sequence.


Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:54 pm

Celtics G Ray Allen hits game-winning 3 video

YOU ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT! Garnett hip-checks Toney Douglas. No question about it. Douglas is running upright, then Garnett slides over and all of a sudden Douglas is on the floor.  Best case scenario - illegal screen. Worst case - he just tripped him Garnett is such a dirtbag.

I just can't believe none of the commentators cared to mention that at all.  I guess Garnett playing dirty is like Patrick Ewing taking three steps every time in the paint - refs give star treatment.

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 11:19 am

Celtics G Ray Allen hits game-winning 3 video

Watched this replay several times and it looks like Garnett trips Toney Douglas as he is trying to defend Ray Allen. Would have been a hard foul to call, but he clearly sticks his foot out while setting the screen and Douglas trips over his foot and goes to the floor, leaving Allen wide open.  I guess that's what they mean by "home cookin" in the NBA!

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