Cleveland Cavaliers At Atlanta Hawks Game 3

Cleveland Cavaliers At Atlanta Hawks Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers made 25 threes, on game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, the most in NBA history for a game, playoff or regular-season.

The Cavaliers broke several long distance records during the contest. The Cavs made 18 3-pointers in the first half and added seven more after halftime to embarrass the Hawks, who have lost 10 straight postseason games to Cleveland.

It was inevitable that The Cavaliers would be making history on this night. It was just a matter of when. The postseason record was eclipsed after Kyrie Irving hit back-to-back threes with 5:06 remaining in the third quarter, giving his team 22. They went into the final quarter with that amount.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday night for game 3 at the Phillips Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers can pretty much put this series to bed by winning here and taking a 3-0 lead. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 95.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting.

The Atlanta Hawks need a victory here in order to have any shot of getting back in this series. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 99.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting.
Cavs vs Hawks Schedule

Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers 104, Atlanta Hawks 93
Game 2: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 p.m. Wednesday
Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks 7 p.m. Friday
Game 4: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks, 3:30 p.m. Sunday (ABC)
Game 5, if necessary: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers, time TBA Tuesday, May
Game 6, if necessary: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks, time TBA Thursday, May 12
Game 7, if necessary: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers, time TBA Sunday, May 15

Most 3-Pointers Made By A Team In An NBA Playoff Game
TEAM OPPONENT DATE 3S
Cleveland vs. Atlanta May 4, 2016 25
Golden State at Houston April 24, 2016 21
Seattle vs. Houston May 6, 1996 20
Dallas vs. L.A. Lakers May 8, 2011 20
Golden State at Houston May 25, 2015 20
Cleveland vs. Detroit April 20, 2016 20
Houston at Utah April 29, 1995 19
Boston vs. Philadelphia May 3, 2002 19
Dallas at Sacramento May 10, 2003 19 (2OT)
— The Associated Press

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report

 

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