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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had 40 points and 10 assists during Saturday's 120-108 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals, becoming the first Portland player since Clyde Drexler (1992) to record 40-plus points and double-digit assists in a single playoff game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

After falling into a 2-0 series hole on the road, Lillard came out firing in Portland on Saturday, putting up 25 points in the first half alone, with five of his seven three-point attempts falling through.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Lillard's 25 points were the most he's ever scored in one half of a playoff game, topping the 20 he produced in the second half of Game 1 of the ongoing series.

Had he scored three more points before halftime, Lillard would've broken the franchise playoff record of 27 points in a single half—which has oddly been achieved four times, per the Trail Blazers' PR Twitter account.

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With Saturday's 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals, the 2016 Chicago Cubs became the second-fastest major league team (since at least 1900) to reach a run differential of plus-100, per Sportsnet Stats.

The Cubs needed just 29 games to get to the century mark, trailing only a 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates club that got to plus-100 in its 26th game en route to finishing with a 103-36-3 record.

That Pirates team easily won the National League, but it didn't have an opportunity to play in the World Series, which was first contested the following year.

The Pirates lost to the Boston Red Sox (then called the Boston Americans) in the first World Series, falling by a tally of five games to three in a major upset.

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Following the team's announcement Saturday of his firing, Dave Joerger will leave the Memphis Grizzlies as the owner of the best winning percentage (.598) by a head coach in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Joerger led the team to a 147-99 record in three seasons, leaving him in second place on the Grizzlies coaching wins list behind only Lionel Hollins (214-201), whose contract wasn't renewed in 2013 because of the team's desire to give Joerger the job.

Though his slow-paced, defense-first brand of basketball helped the team extend its run of playoff appearances to six consecutive seasons, Joerger never took Memphis beyond the conference semifinals, posting a cumulative 9-13 record in the postseason.

Of course, nobody can really blame him for the team's recent first-round sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, as injuries decimated the Grizzlies roster throughout the season.

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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.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks combined to make 37 three-point shots in Friday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, tying the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single playoff game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The record was originally set by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets during Game 4 of last season's Western Conference Finals, with Golden State sinking 20 and Houston 17 in the only contest the Rockets won during the series.

The Cavs were responsible for 21 of the 37 treys in Friday's contest, led by forwards Channing Frye (seven) and Kevin Love (five), as well as guard Kyrie Irving (four).

The Hawks had just one player make more than two three-pointers, with guard Kyle Korver (five) providing a spark from the bench after starting the first two games of the series.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 510th home run of his career during Friday's 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees, passing former Yankee Gary Sheffield to take sole possession of 25th place on the all-time homers list, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Ortiz's line-shot, two-run homer off Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda in the first inning represented the only runs the team would score all game.

Down 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning, Boston managed to load the bases for Ortiz with one out, but the slugger struck out looking and was subsequently ejected for arguing the call.

Yankees closer Andrew Miller then fanned Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez for the final out, improving New York's record to 10-17 while dropping Boston's to 17-12.

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The Colorado Rockies set a franchise record for runs scored in an inning when they plated 13 during the fifth frame of Thursday's 17-7 win over the San Francisco Giants, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The offensive barrage began when Rockies shortstop Trevor Story launched a two-strike, hanging slider from Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain over the left field wall.

Sprinkle in a couple of bloops and a few liners to the gap, and suddenly Colorado owned a 17-3 lead. In the top of the fifth inning alone, the Rockies tallied 10 hits and knocked both Cain and Giants relief pitcher Vin Mazzaro out of the game.

Not only did the Rockies set a franchise record with their offensive eruption, but they also became the first team since the 1890 Chicago Colts to score 13 runs in the fifth inning of a National League game, per Sportsnet Stats.

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The Toronto Raptors had an interesting box score in Thursday's 96-92 win over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, becoming the first team since the 2006-07 Golden State Warriors to have four players with three or more steals in a single playoff game, per Sportsnet Stats.

Forward DeMarre Carroll led the way with four, followed by guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and center Jonas Valanciunas—each of whom recorded three.

The only starter to fall short of three steals was guard Norman Powell, who still contributed one despite playing just nine minutes.

Given that no team has accomplished the feat since 2007, it should come as no surprise that Thursday's game marked the first time in Raptors history four players recorded three or more steals in the same playoff contest, per Sportsnet Stats.

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade moved into the top 15 of the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, passing Scottie Pippen during Thursday's 96-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, per the Heat's official twitter account.

Wade otherwise had a forgettable performance, finishing with 17 points (on 17 field-goal attempts), six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

Nonetheless he now has 3,655 career playoff points, leaving him 13 ahead of Pippen (3,642) and just eight behind Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, who sits in 14th place on the all-time list.

Poised to pass Nowitzki during Saturday's Game 3, the 34-year-old Wade might even move into the top 10 by the end of the ongoing playoffs, though he'd likely need his Heat to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, if not all the way to the NBA Finals.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers set a new NBA single-game record by making 25 three-point shots in Wednesday's 123-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, per NBA on Twitter.

The old record of 23 was set in the regular season by the 2008-09 Orlando Magic, then matched (also during the regular season) by the 2012-13 Houston Rockets, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The old playoff record of 21 three-pointers made was set by the Golden State Warriors on April 24, just four days after this same Cavaliers team tied the prior record of 20, per ESPN Stats & Info.

It comes as no surprise to see these kinds of records falling so often, as NBA teams have become increasingly reliant on three-point shots in recent years.