You have to give credit to head coach Tyronn Lue (or LeBron James) for transforming the Cavs into a deep-shooting team in what’s quickly evolved into a shooter’s league. Cleveland put it all on full display in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.
Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record for threes in a game (22)
Oh yea, there's still 5:00 left in the 3rdhttps://t.co/reBLgGR0OE
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 5, 2016
Just to give you an idea of how unprecedented 18 threes in a half is, the previous postseason record was 12.
Love hit the last dagger in the final seconds of the second quarter to put away any hope the Hawks still had at making a comeback.
— CrownBet.com.au (@crownbet) May 5, 2016
The bench was feeling it (and fun LeBron is back).
The Warriors hit an NBA playoff record 21 threes in Game 4 against the Rockets last week. So it wasn't difficult for the Cavs to break the record with just four more threes.
At the 5:10 mark in the third quarter, Kyrie Irving broke it with No. 22.
But they didn't stop there.
With two minutes left in the game, the 10th player on the Cavs helped them earn the NBA record—regular season and playoffs—for made threes in a game.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 5, 2016
Cleveland would ultimately finish with 25 treys, a new record (challenge, Golden State?) in a 123-98 victory.
We're all thinking about that potential NBA Finals rematch. The playoffs just got a lot more interesting.