The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to dominate in the first round of their playoff series after a 107-90 win over the Detroit Pistons in Game 2 on Wednesday.
The Cavaliers exploded in the three-point range having 20-of -28 tying an NBA record for most 3s with the 2015 Golden State Warriors, 2011 Dallas Mavericks and 1996 Seattle Supersonics.
After the game, J.R. Smith, who had seven three-pointers for the Cavs, looked into the postgame box score and was shocked after seeing how many three-point attempts they had made.
”We shot 38 3s?” he asked. ”Damn.”
Lebron James led the Cavaliers with 27 points and Kyrie Irving added 22 points to established a 2-0 lead against the Pistons.
The Pistons did not make it an easy win for the Cavaliers after leading by five points early in the third quarter. However, the Cavaliers manages to take advantage after making a 25-8 run before the end of the period. The Pistons were unable to bridge the gap until the end of the game.
During the game, a tension had been heating up between James and Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson, who was reportedly bumped by James in the end of the first quarter.
“That was fugazi,” Johnson said via Yahoo Sports, using a slang term for fake. “He didn’t bump me. I just didn’t move out of his direction. I don’t know what y’all take from that. I don’t take anything from it. But a cheap-ass shot, a cheap-ass bump.”
Somehow, James didn’t bother to lengthen the dispute and made it clear to his team mates that they were there to play basketball and everything else was irrelevant.
Though the Cavaliers showed dominance in the first two games, the Piston were getting tougher as the series goes by.
Game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons will be on Friday at Palace of Auburn Hills.
Here are the game highlights in Game 2 of the playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons:
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