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July 07, 2012
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After five seasons with the Celtics, free agent guard Ray Allen committed on Friday to signing with the Miami Heat.
Ray Allen, right, posed with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on July 2007, the year he joined the team.
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The Big Three celebrated winning the NBA title in the 2007-2008 season against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ray Allen scored 51 points in an epic performance against the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 playoffs.
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Allen and the Celtics battled their way into the 2010 NBA Finals, but lost to the Lakers in seven games.
After leading the series 3-2, the Celtics lost to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.
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Ray Allen's departure marks the end of the Big Three era in Boston.