Cavs set NBA record with 20 more three-pointers in back-to-back games
Breaking the Golden State Warriors seven times, scoring 20 three-pointers last season but not back-to-back, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a new NBA record by being the first team to have 20 3-pointers in a back-to-back regular-season games as reported by Elias Sports Bureau research.
The team accomplished the two during their games against Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and against Dallas Maverick on Friday. The other was made during their game against Atlanta Hawks last season in a playoff.
In 14 consecutive games Cavs recorded 10 or more 3-pointers while in 54 straight games they have made 7 3-pointers, a new NBA record just the last season. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that in the last couple games his players have been shooting rally well.
Greatest contributor of such record is Kevin Love when he made 8 out of 12 3-pointers on Wednesday and 7 out of 9 against Mavericks on Friday.
Kevin was inspired to make shoot quicker after catching passes instead of making pump fakes to draw fouls after he reviewed film with assistant coach Phil Handy. He said, so many guys close out to him so hard, but having his size, he is able to get the ball off quick if he just catch and shoot. "I think I saw that and I've been able to do that. That's only going to open up more for everybody. Feels good right now, he added.
The Cavs recorded 20 out of 43 on 3-pointers against Mavs including the awful performance of J.R. Smith of 1 out of 10. As a team, Cavs is shooting 40 percent and averaging 14 3-pointers per game tied with San Antonio Spurs.
They made also 35 3-pointer attempts only behind 1 attempt with Houston Rockets who average 36.
Added to this fine performance is Le Bron James who made 24 assists all in all from two games on Wednesday and Friday. He also had five assists that led to layups or dunks on Friday alone.