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Ray Allen is still a threat for Heat

SAN ANTONIO — Perhaps Ray Allen will never be embraced in Boston until that 10-year championship reunion, which is a not-so-distant four years away, and yet there is something to appreciate about his presence in the NBA Finals.

One month before his 39th birthday, Allen remains an NBA fixture, attempting to win his second title in two years with the Miami Heat. His defection to Miami in the summer of 2012 was the first indication that the Celtics’ Big Three era was close to a conclusion.

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