02/10/2011 12:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ray Allen: 3-Point Record Result Of Preparation 'My Whole Career'

Tonight could be the night: Ray Allen is expected to break the NBA 3-pointers record as the Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers.

Allen is just one 3-pointer away from tying Reggie Miller's 2,560 career 3-pointers and two away from breaking the record. ESPN reports that Miller, a TNT commentator, will be there to watch the game.

UPDATE: Ray Allen did indeed set the 3-point record tonight, sinking a pair of 3's early in tonight's game.


Allen, 35, already owns the record for most 3-pointers in a season, a record he set when he sank his 268th in May 2006.

The Associated Press published this quote from Allen last week on chasing the record:

"I'm here because of the preparation that I put in my whole career," Allen said Friday night after hitting three more 3s against the Dallas Mavericks. "I actually truly am enjoying it. This is a moment that I've never experienced before. I don't know how many people can experience this type of moment."

Allen has spent his NBA career with three teams: Milwaukee, Seattle and now Boston.

Tonight's game between Boston and Los Angeles begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.