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|
|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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