Cavs set NBA regular-season record with 25 threes vs. Hawks

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a knack for setting NBA shooting records against the Atlanta Hawks.

The reigning champions did so again Friday night in a 135-130 victory against Atlanta at Philips Arena, connecting on 25 3-pointers on 46 total attempts (54.3 percent) to surpass the regular-season mark for threes in a single game.

The previous record was held by the Houston Rockets, who drilled 24 against the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 16, 2016. The Denver Nuggets then tied that on Feb. 13, 2017 against the Golden State Warriors.

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During Game 2 of the Cavaliers' second-round series with the Hawks in last year's playoffs, they knocked down 25 shots from deep on 45 attempts to set a new league postseason record.

Seven Cleveland players had a 3-pointer on Friday, led by LeBron James' six in 39 minutes of action. Kyrie Irving made five of his own, while Channing Frye, Derrick Williams, Kyle Korver, and Richard Jefferson each had three.

Cavs set NBA regular-season record with 25 threes vs. Hawks
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