Celtics' best shooter at his worst

After record-setting Game 2, Allen comes back down to earth -- with a thud

Updated: June 9, 2010, 2:01 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The NBA's great shooters never believe the problem lies with them. When shots aren't falling, they would sooner challenge whether the rim is straight before they doubt themselves.

So even after missing his first 12 attempts to open Tuesday's Game 3 against the Lakers, Celtics guard Ray Allen was certain No. 13 would drop.

With his team trailing by four with less than a minute to play, Allen pulled up from the left corner. It felt good off the hand, but it clanged off ...

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