Red-hot Cavs set NBA record for most 3's in a game

May 4, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a game (25) and a first half (18) in Wednesday's 123-98 rout in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, surpassing the 2012-13 Rockets and the 2008-09 Orlando Magic who had owned the record with 23.

The Warriors had set a playoff record with 21 3's against the Rockets in the first round.

Dahntay Jones hit the record-setting 24th 3 of the game late in the fourth quarter, and Mo Williams added one for good measure.

The Cavs went 18 of 27 on 3's in the first half, breaking the postseason record of 12 3-pointers in a half set by Golden State on April 26 and the mark for any half, regular or postseason, of 15 3s set by Golden State twice this year.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.