Allen breaks NBA season record for 3-pointers

Updated: May 16, 2006, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers in a season on Wednesday night in the second quarter of the Seattle SuperSonics' regular-season finale against the playoff-bound Denver Nuggets.

Allen, a six-time All-Star guard, gave Seattle a 48-28 lead with his sixth 3-pointer of the game with 6:30 left, his 268th of the season. He broke the previous mark of 267 set by Dennis Scott in the 1995-96 season.

Allen sank five 3-pointers in the first quarter.

After Allen broke the league record, the game was stopped and referee Jack Nies presented him with the ball. The crowd wildly cheered Allen.

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