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The 3-point shot chart from last night's Cavs game is incredible

By Dan Kadar Published: May 5, 2016
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On Wednesday-night, the Cleveland Cavaliers made an NBA-record 25 3-point shots in a 123-98 pounding of the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern conference playoffs series.

The shot chart, provided by NBA.com, shows just how lethal the Cavs were while making 25 of 45 attempts from long distance. Many of those came from guard J.R. Smith, who finished with 23 points, hitting 8 of 14 field goals and 7 of 13 3s. As Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour points out, Smith has the "ultra-green light" to launch threes.

In this final thoughts after the game, Jason Lloyd says the Cavs returned serve on the Golden State Warriors. The two talked about it after the game:

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Cavs 123, Hawks 98; Jason Lloyd's 25 thoughts on a historic shooting night

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 5, 2016

CLEVELAND: Twenty-five thoughts for 25 3-pointers in Wednesday’s 123-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks to give the Cavs a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals…

1.      One by one, the 3-pointers fell from all sides of Quicken Loans Arena. One by one, 10 different Cavs landed them. LeBron James made four. J.R. Smith made seven, including some off one foot while spinning and falling out of bounds. Moondog even made one from half court flipping it over his head – on his first try.   

2.      And when it was over, when Dahntay Jones and Mo Williams completed the assault and the Cavs walked off the floor with an NBA-record 25 3-point baskets, the Cavaliers had officially returned serve on the Golden State Warriors.

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J.R. Smith gets the 'fluorescent' green light, sparks Cavs to NBA record 25 3-pointers

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 5, 2016

CLEVELAND: According to LeBron James, J.R. Smith is the only member of the Cavaliers who has the “ultra-green light” on 3-point shot attempts.

And in Smith’s case, James said that’s “fluorescent” green.

Off-balance, one-footed, falling away, there’s no type of dart from behind the arc that Smith won’t launch.

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