Allen's fourth 3 in the Miami Heat's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night gave him 321 for his career, one more than the former Indiana Pacers great. Allen set the record with 8:35 to play, then added his fifth of the night a few minutes later. His record will stand for at least a season. Kobe Bryant is third on the list with 292, but he's out for the playoffs.
The veteran guard, used as a reserve for the first time in his career, is averaging a personal-low 11.0 points this season but is providing 20.4 per 48 minutes, a better showing than in his final campaign in Boston.
Allen had missed Friday's win over Charlotte due to a sprained ankle he suffered on Tuesday against New York.
Allen made seven of 10 shots and four of six attempts from 3-point range Sunday after averaging 9.9 points on 38.3 percent shooting in his previous eight games.
Allen had just two points on 1-of-6 shooting and is averaging 6.0 points on 27.1 percent shooting over the past seven games.
The crowd gave Allen a standing ovation when highlights of his career with the Celtics were shown on the video board above center court during a timeout with 5:33 left in the first quarter. At the Miami bench, he raised his left hand in recognition. "When I saw it, just all those emotions came streaming back from all the great things we did here," Allen said. "I'll always be a Celtic in my mind."
Allen, who went 3 for 4 from 3-point range, hadn't reached the 20-point mark since Nov. 29. He's averaging a career-low 11.6 points.
Allen was averaging just 6.0 points over his last three games. He is averaging 11.4 points per game this season.
Allen missed Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats because of a sore right shoulder.
Allen, who made 6-of-10 from 3-point range, is now shooting 56.3 percent down beyond the arc (9 of 16).
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