The Cleveland Cavaliers set a new record for most 3-pointers made in a game, with 25, against the Hawks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Hawks in last night’s game and set a new NBA record for most 3s made in a single game. The Cavs blew out the Hawks with a 123-98 victory in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals and the team combined for 25 made 3-pointers.
J.R. Smith led the Cavs in 3s, going 7 of 13 from behind the arc; and not to be outdone, Lebron James went 4 of 6 from the 3-point line and finished the game with 27 points. The Hawks struggled on the defensive end and did not have a response to the Cav’s historical shooting performance.
“When they put those shots down, I don’t know if anyone can beat them, to be honest,” said Kyle Korver. “We were hoping that they’d start missing at some point.” (Associated Press)
After being down 38-74 at halftime, the Hawks had too large of a deficit to overcome and compete with the Cavs. Atlanta is now down 0-2 in this series and it’s looking as though Cleveland may sweep the Hawks in the playoffs for the second year in a row.
Cleveland finished the connecting on 25 of its 45 3-point attempts. Kevin Love added 11 points and 13 rebounds in game 2 while hitting three out of four 3-pointers. Point guard Kyrie Irving contributed 19 points and going 5 of 9 from the 3-point line.
Atlanta has a difficult challenge ahead to avoid getting swept in this series, but based on last night’s game, it appears that the city of Cleveland and Cavaliers’ fans have already brought out their brooms. If the Cavs continue at this momentum, a rematch of last year’s Finals between them and the Golden State Warriors would certainly make for a historical shootout.