At the end of 3rd quarter, Cavs scored 22 three pointers out
of 34 attempts! This stat itself summarizes the game.
Complete domination by Cavs! Hawks were simply helpless!
Historic night for Cavs! 25 three pointers! New Playoffs and
Regular Season Record!
Mike (Hawks Coach): We are going home! Now the challenge is
on us and win a game at home! On commenting on Cavs, they obviously a team well
put together. They were excellent last year too!
Ty (Cavs Coach): I thought we did a great job on defense. When
J R making shots it becomes contagious! He made a lot of open shots and it’s
beautiful to watch!
Points Scored: Big 3 did not play entire 4th quarter. Everything happened so quickly in 3 quarters and there was no need for 4th quarter appearence!
After Cavs sweep Detroit in first round, Cavs were clearly ready for Hawks. Hawks made a good run in the first part of the 4th quarter and some how they could not hold off to that streak.
Again, it is all LeBron + Love + Irving's show with LeBron making the critical plays.
LeBron's effect is reflected in his Net Player Score and with 25 Points. Love Scored 17 but his NPS was little better than Irving, even though Irving scored 21 points.
Bottom line, defense and offense worked when it mattered the most. Go Cavs!