Miami, La. - When the New Orleans Pelicans take on the heat in Miami Tuesday, the usual stars will draw the customary attention: Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and as of late Anthony Davis.
But fans should also pay attention to two of the best sixth men in the business, one a cagey veteran and the other a newcomer who's making a powerful impact.
The Heat's Ray Allen snagged the 5th spot on Miami's all-time bench scoring list on December 30 against the Denver Nuggets, when he scored 13 points as a reserve.
He now sits just behind Kevin Edwards, Bimbo Coles, Udonis Haslem and Antione Walker in franchise history. That game versus the Nuggets also marked Allen's 62nd double-figure scoring effort from the bench.
Allen has hit more three-pointers against the New Orleans franchise than any other player.
NBA, Most Career Three-Pointers Made vs. Pelicans - All-Time:
Ray Allen 128
Reggie Miller 123
Jason Terry 93
Vince Carter 83
Meanwhile, one of the Pelicans' new roster upgrades, Tyreke Evans, has been proving himself as a clutch sixth man as of late. The Pelicans need him now more than ever, with fellow reserve sharp-shooter Ryan Anderson out indefinitely with a herniated disc.