Cavaliers Become 1st Team to Make 20-Plus 3-Pointers in Consecutive Games

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 7, 2016

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 06:  Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three-point basket against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers enjoyed yet another big performance from beyond the arc in Friday's 121-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup, becoming the first team to make 20 or more three-point shots in consecutive playoff games, per Sportsnet Stats.

After setting an NBA single-game record (regular season or playoffs) with 25 three-pointers made in Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 victory, the Cavaliers sunk 21 of their 39 trey attempts (53.8 percent) during Friday's comeback win, taking a commanding 3-0 series lead in the process.

Cleveland also turned in a nice performance from distance in a 104-93 Game 1 win, making 15 of 31 attempts (48.4 percent) in the only contest that's gone down to the wire so far.

Although Atlanta entered the fourth quarter with a 91-85 lead Friday night, the Cavs led by at least five points for the last five minutes of the contest, ultimately outscoring the Hawks 36-17 in the final frame.

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love hit the dagger with one minute, 36 seconds remaining, as his fifth and final three-pointer of the game gave Cleveland a 116-106 lead.

However, reserve forward Channing Frey was the biggest contributor from long range, making seven of his nine three-point attempts after sinking just two out of six through the first two games of the series.

As a team, the Cavaliers have made 61 of their 115 three-point tries in the series, good for a ridiculous 53 percent conversion rate.