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Preparation is key to Ray Allen's 3s

Celtics veteran looks to reach Reggie Miller's career 3-pointers mark Thursday

Updated: February 11, 2011, 5:00 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

It's not that Ray Allen won't leave anything to chance; it's more that he simply can't.

Allen did not hope he would break Reggie Miller's all-time 3-point shot record; he meticulously and laboriously prepared for it years in advance of the actual event, which should occur when Allen -- who is two 3-pointers shy of passing Miller's 2,560 -- and the Boston Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in TD Garden with Miller in attendance as a TNT commentator.

There were the obvious ...

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