2010 NBA Finals: What Happened To Ray Allen’s Hot Hand in Game Three?

June 9th, 2010 by Ros Dumlao Leave a reply »
You'd think Ray Allen would have the most momentum going into Game Three of the NBA Finals after his historic performance in his last outing. 

In Game Two, he set an NBA Finals record with eight three-pointers, was the leading scorer with 32 points, and his Celtics team stunned the Lakers in front of Hollywood celebrities.

The Celtics hauled the Lakers to the other side of the continent, had the home-court advantage, and by the motivational words of Paul Pierce, the Celtics had canceled their plane ticket to L.A. 

All this going into Game Three, and Allen had one of the worst plunges in his 14-year career, going 0-13 from the field. 

Tuesday night's Ray Allen wasn't the same Ray Allen people saw, or expected, from Sunday night. 

So who dumped the water on Allen in Game Three? 


Cooling Factor No. 1—Derek Fisher

What can't this 35-year-old do?

We saw it on Tuesday night.

Offensively, Fisher saved the game for the Lakers with his offensive spark late in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 for 16 when Kobe Bryant was being covered wit ...

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