In Game 3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers' second-round matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, both teams put on a three-point shooting exhibition.
Both teams combined for a record-tying 37 made threes in the Cavs' 121-108 win as LeBron James and co took a commanding 3-0 series lead.
In Game 2, the Cavs set an NBA record with 25 made three-pointers and the barrage didn't slow down in Game 3, connecting on 21-of-39 from deep, while the Hawks connected on 16-of-34 of their triples.
The #Cavs are the first team in NBA history (playoffs or regular season) to hit more than 20 three-pointers in back-to-back games.- Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) May 7, 2016
Starters Kevin Love (5), Kyrie Irving (4) and J.R. Smith (2) did the bulk of the damage from the three-point line, but it was Channing Fry who made the difference off the bench, knocking down 7-of-9 for his game-high 27 points.
"We brought him here to shoot," James said of the then recently-acquired Frye. "And shoot and shoot and shoot."
Al Horford (2), Thabo Sefalosha (2), and Jeff Teague were the only Hawks starters to hit multiple threes, but Kyle Korver's five 3-pointers off the bench (18 points) helped keep the Hawks in the game.
The Hawks led by as many as 11 points, but the Cavs roared home, scoring 22 of the games final 27 points, outscoring theHakws 36-17 in the final frame. The Hawks hit just two of their final 12 shots, adding four turnovers down the stretch.
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While the three-point barrage kept the Cavs in front, it was their work on the glass that put them over the top as they outrebounded the Hawks 55-28.
With many threes, comes many long rebounds and the Cavs trio of Kevin Love (15), LeBron James (13) and Tristan Thompson (13) combined for 41 boards, outrebounding the Hawks on their own.
No Hawks player had more than eight boards.
The Cavs went on to sweep the series (4-0), making it 12 straight post-season wins against the Hawks, before going on to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
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