Ray Allen Joins the 20,000 Point Club

by December 11, 2009

Jesus Shuttlesworth added to his Hall of Fame resume last night, in DC: “Ray Allen entered last night’s game against Washington on the cusp of joining one of basketball’s elite clubs. The 13-year veteran needed 14 points to crack the 20,000-point plateau, and in the third quarter became the 37th player (33d solely in the NBA) to reach the mark by sinking a straightaway 3-pointer. For Allen, looking back on the games, the baskets, the years, and the work that went into it was humbling. ‘It’s interesting how basketball’s such a team sport, but it’s governed by so many individual statistics,’ Allen said. ‘I’m just grateful I’ve had great teammates, I’ve had great coaches, and I’ve had pretty good organizations, and that’s helped me be where I am today.’’’