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Cavs set new NBA record for three-pointers in game 2 against Hawks

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PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 12: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LeBron James & company set a new league record by notching up 25 three pointers in game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks. The number of three-pointers is the best in an NBA game, whether regular season or playoffs. Rockets and Magic jointly held the previous record of 23 three-pointers.

The NBA finalists of the last season buried Atlanta under the avalanche of record three-pointers. As Kyrie Irving shot a three-pointer with 5:06 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, the Cavs surpassed the Warriors’ record for most threes in a postseason game. At that point, the Cavs‘ domination was clear in the fact that they had more three-pointers than Atlanta’s field goals, as reported by the league’s official website.

LeBron James is eyeing a reunion with Miami Heat in the Conference finals. His side is only two games away from the East finals. Cleveland also set a record by scoring 18 three-pointers in the first half, the best in a half by any team in NBA’s history, whether n playoffs or regular season. J.R Smith set the tone with 6 early three-pointers as the Cavs took a convincing 38 point lead in the first 24 minutes, which sealed the fate of the game 2. Atlanta required triggering a miraculous come back to win from that point.

LBJ & his team-mates made seven consecutive three-pointers in the first quarter. The misery continued for Atlanta in the second quarter as the Cavs added ten more three-pointers to their tally.

It was Dahntay Jones, the substitute who dropped the 24th three-pointer of the game in the final minutes to surpass the previous record. Mo Williams added another to the tally to set up a new milestone.

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