Cavs burn Hawks from 3-point range


The Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Atlanta Hawks with a bit of their own playing style Saturday night, which included a ridiculous start from 3-point range. The first 11 attempts the Cavs had from deep hit the mark, and after an insane 41-25 lead in the first quarter LeBron James and Cleveland never looked back, winning 127-94

Normally, when Kyle Korver is involved in games known for excellent 3-point shooting, it means he played well. Tonight though, Korver didn’t make a single basket in this one, going 0-1 from the field and not registering just 14 minutes.

Paul Millsap led the way for Atlanta in the scoring department, going 7-13 from the floor and dropping 16 points.

Meanwhile, the Cavs were lights out shooting the basketball. They finished with a 54.4 field goal percentage and a ridiculous 61.3 percent from behind the arc. James scored a game-high 32 points which included going 4-5 from 3, while Kyrie Irving had 20 points and five assists, and Kevin Love had 13 points of his own with six boards and five assists.

We knew going into this one that it was going to be a tough game to win, but this loss was particularly bad (obviously) given the final score. The 127 mark is the most points this Hawks team has allowed all season, and although DeMarre Carroll certainly wouldn’t have made that much of a difference, his defensive presence would have been a nice help.

Still, the season is young and there are many games still to be played. The Hawks will travel back to Atlanta Tuesday to take on Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.