May 06, 2016

    Cavaliers crush Hawks with record 25 3-pointers


    THE Cleveland Cavaliers fired a record-setting 25 three-pointers as they pummelled the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference play-off series on Wednesday.

    Cleveland produced 18 first-half three pointers which propelled them to a 74-38 half-time lead. J. R. Smith led the barrage from beyond the arc with seven overall as 10 Cleveland players made three pointers in the second round post-season game.

    Dahntay Jones' three-pointer with 2:24 remaining in the fourth gave Cleveland the all-time record, surpassing the 2009 Orlando Magic and the 2013 Houston Rockets, who each made 23 threes.

    Mo Williams added the final three-pointer on the Cavaliers' next possession.They also broke the record for most threes in a play-off game of 21, set by Golden State Warriors last month.