Klay Thompson passes Ray Allen for 3rd on all-time playoffs 3-pointers list

Klay Thompson dribbles the ball against the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the 2022 Playoffs.

Klay Thompson’s nearly three-year, injury-forced hiatus from basketball only paused his climb up the all-time ranks. The Warriors sharpshooter passed Hall of Fame guard Ray Allen for third on the NBA Playoffs all-time 3-pointers list in Thursday night’s Game 3 win over the Denver Nuggets.

He scored 26 points on Thursday, including 6-for-13 (46.2%) from 3-point range. Thompson (388 total playoff 3s made) passed Allen (385) with his fourth make of the evening. He now trails only LeBron James (432) and Curry (481).

Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the 2019 Finals followed by a torn Achilles tendon, injuries that saw 941 days pass before he returned on Jan. 9 this season. The five-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion has shown frequent flashes of capturing his old form that, paired with Stephen Curry, gives the Warriors nearly unstoppable outside shooting.