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

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

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.

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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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