The Cleveland Cavaliers had an outstanding postseason last year, not only because they won the NBA Championship, but because they also broke some incredible records.
The Cavs broke an NBA playoff record set by the Golden State Warriors by making 20 three-pointers in game during Game 2 of the first-round series against the Detroit Pistons, only to have the Warriors break that record by making 21 three-pointers four days later against Houston. In the Cavs’ next series, however, they made an NBA record-shattering 25 three-pointers. To top that off, they also set the record in a four-game series and nearly broke the record for most threes in a seven-game series…in just four games, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Most 3-pt FG in Single Series
2014 Hawks 79 (7 games)
2016 Cavaliers 77 (4 games)
2006 Suns 77 (7 games)
1995 Magic 77 (7 games)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 8, 2016
The Cavs’ blistering shooting from downtown has carried over into this regular season. Cleveland has made double-figure three-pointers in each of their first 13 games, totaling 165 triples, and continuing their record of consecutive games with double-figure three-pointers to start an NBA season. Last night’s performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, however, was special on it’s own.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Cavs 16-triple first half against Damian Lillard and the Blazers was not only a regular season franchise record, but an NBA regular season record previously held by (yeah, you guessed it) the Golden State Warriors.
The @cavs made 16 threes in the 1st half, the most 3-pt FG in a half in NBA history
Prev record was 15 by Warriors (twice, both last year) pic.twitter.com/4MOs5nLPyf
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 24, 2016
The Cavs needed 20 three pointers last night to set a franchise record for triples, and ended up with 21, so that happened too.
— John Michael (@CavsJMike) November 24, 2016