Cavaliers Hit Record 25 Three Pointers, Dump Hawks
The defending NBA Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are red hot in the post season as they focus on a return to the NBA Finals. On May 4th, the Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 three point baskets in a 123-98 dismantling of the Atlanta Hawks in their NBA second round playoff series. The previous record for three pointers in a game (regular season or playoff) was 23. Cleveland leads the series 2-0 and has yet to lose in the post season (6-0).
LeBron James led the scoring with 27 points. He was four of six from beyond the arc. J.R Smith had 23 points, 21 of which were from seven three pointers. The Cavaliers shot 55.6% from three point range.
If the Cavaliers win this series, they’ll face the winner of the Toronto—Miami semifinal for the NBA East championship. Miami leads that series 1-0. The way the Cavaliers are playing these days, the Raptors or Heat will be running into a buzz saw.