Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have gotten plenty of good looks at Ray Allen’s 3-pointers in their careers.
This time, they definitely didn’t enjoy the view.
In a cruel twist of fate, the Miami Heat sharpshooter burned his former Boston Celtics teammates Wednesday night when he knocked down a huge three with 30 seconds left on the clock put the dagger in the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Allen’s Heat trailed the Nets by eight points with less than five minutes remaining but came storming back to narrow Brooklyn’s lead to 91-90 with 48 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers found Allen in the corner 16 seconds later, and the 38-year-old calmly drilled the three to put Miami up 93-91.
The Nets got another chance to tie the score, but LeBron James stripped Joe Johnson as time ran out to give Miami the 4-1 series win.
Both Pierce and Garnett were on the floor for Allen’s three and got an up-close look as the third member of Boston’s Big Three sealed their postseason fate.
While they have Allen to thank for their only championship ring in 2008, Pierce and KG weren’t exactly in a complimentary mood after their former teammate’s heroics.
“Emotions are too fresh right now,” said Pierce, via ESPN.
Garnett left the locker room without comment.
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