Cavaliers shatter NBA playoff record for threes made in a single game

May 4, 2016

The term "on fire" might be an understatement for how truly scorching the Cavaliers were from beyond the arc on Wednesday.

With five minutes and five seconds left in the third quarter, Kyrie Irving made Cleveland's 22nd three of the night, breaking the record for most threes made in a single playoff game. Golden State held the old record with 21 against Houston on April 24th.

Specifically in the first half, the wine and gold knocked down 18 of 27 three-balls, which is a postseason league record in its own right. The previous high (12) was a mark also held by the Warriors in the aforementioned game against the Rockets.

Though seven different Cavaliers got in on the act, JR Smith was the man leading the charge.


The 30-year-old sharpshooter hit six of those treys in the first half and led the team with 20 points after two quarters.