Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cavs set NBA three-point record in win over Hawks

LOS ANGELES, United States - The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA regular-season record with 25 three-pointers on Friday as they defeated the Hawks 135-130 in Atlanta.

Former Hawks player Kyle Korver delivered the record-setting three-pointer with 1:17 remaining as the Cavaliers turned back a furious Atlanta rally.

The reigning NBA champion Cavaliers led by as many as 25 points in the second half, but the Hawks trimmed the deficit to one point on Paul Millsap's basket with 1:32 to play.

Korver then drained his third three-pointer of the night to help the Cavs hang on.

Kyrie Irving scored 43 points for Cleveland and superstar LeBron James added 38 -- Irving making five of his eight from three-point range and James connecting on six of 10 from beyond the arc.

The Cavs' 25 treys, on 46 attempts, broke a record that had stood less than three months. The Houston Rockets made 24 in a 122-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on December 16. The Rockets had shared the previous record of 23 with the Golden State Warriors.