Hawks Felt Like They Were ‘Hit By Machine Guns’ in Game 2

by May 05, 2016
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No wonder LeBron James is already looking ahead to the next round—the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 in Game 2 Wednesday night, hitting an NBA record 25 three-pointers in the process.

The Hawks felt absolutely helpless, falling into a deep 0-2 hole as the series now shifts to Georgia.

Cleveland drilled 18 long-range bombs in the first half alone.

Per the AP:

“Tonight was a special night for all of us who played,” James said. “This league has seen so many great teams, so many great players and great shooters and for us to set an all-time record is truly special.”

 

James made four 3s and scored 27 points for the defending conference champions, who were able to rest their starters for the entire fourth quarter. Their arms were tired. […] Cleveland finished 25 of 45 behind the arc and had 10 players make at least one 3.

 

“When they put those shots down, I don’t know if anyone can beat them, to be honest,” said Atlanta’s Kyle Korver, one of the game’s deadliest shooters. “We were hoping that they’d start missing at some point.” […] NBA teams are required to send at least one player to the postgame news conference, but none of the Hawks was eager to step to the podium. Seldom-used backup center Mike Muscala, who played 14 minutes, eventually agreed to represent Atlanta.