James Harden isn't the only All-Star scorer facing the franchise that drafted them in the first round. It may seem like a lifetime ago, but Ray Allen began his career as a Milwaukee Buck alongside Glen Robinson. That was so long ago, Robinson's son GRIII is projected as a lottery pick if he chose to enter the 013 Draft. Sunday night, Allen didn't take it easy on the organization that drafted him. Nor did he look like a 37-year-old. In his first playoff game since a gimpy Allen was eliminated by Miami in Game 7 of the Conference Finals, Allen came off the bench to score 20 points in 29 minutes including nine in the final period, despite going just 2-for-8 from behind the arc. LeBron James finished with a team-high 27 points on an unfairly efficient 11 attempts, but Allen led the Heat in field goal attempts.
The NBA's all-time three-point marksman struggled from his comfort zone, but he had buckets on his mind. Along with Andre Miller, Tim Duncan and Chauncey "The Sherpa" Billups, the old vets are taking youngins to school in the NBA playoffs' first weekend.
Ray Allen shot percentage Wide open: %0.0000000921+ person in his face: %136.72
— Michael Mason (@M_M_3_) April 22, 2013
When Ray Allen was a #Buck, Brandon Jennings was 7 and Monta Ellis was 11
— Sportsfeedia.com (@sportsfeedia) April 22, 2013
Somebody should have told the Bucks that Ray Allen is a good three point shooter.
— SBNation NBA (@SBNationNBA) April 22, 2013
Crazy thing is Miami won 66 with minimal contribution from Ray Allen. God forbid he gets in a rhythm this postseason.
— D'Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) April 20, 2013