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NBA's second oldest player helps Heat to burn off Pacers

38-year-old Ray Allen came up trumps to put Miami 2-1 up in the Eastern Conference finals.

Ray Allen (left) was four-from-four from the arc in the fourth quarter.
Ray Allen (left) was four-from-four from the arc in the fourth quarter.
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IT TOOK THE oldest player on the court at the American Airlines Arena, in Miami, last night to get the slow-burning Heat over the line.

The reigning NBA champions were 17-4 down, to the Indiana Pacers, at one stage of their Eastern Conference Final match before they upped the ante. A LeBron James dunk, on the break, eventually saw Miami take the lead in the third quarter.

James scored 12 of his 26 points in the third quarter but the fourth belonged to 38-year-old Ray Allen. The shooting guard, the NBA’s second oldest active player, sank four three-pointers in the final quarter as the Heat eventually won out 99-87. They now hold a 2-1 advantage. Both sides meet again on Tuesday.

Source: NBA/YouTube

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