Korver, one of the best long range shooters in the NBA when he’s right, watched as the Cavs poured in an NBA record 25 three-pointers on Wednesday night. Cleveland rode the barrage of treys to a 123-98 victory and a 2-0 lead in the second round series.
After the game, Korver told reporters that he’d never seen anything quite like it.
“I’ve never seen a team shoot that well in one game,” Korver said. “That was pretty amazing. If they shoot the ball like that, I don’t know if anyone can beat them, to be honest.”
It will be difficult for Cleveland to replicate that kind of shooting spree as the playoffs continue, of course. Still, in their six playoff games, the Cavs are averaging an incredible 16 treys per game, shooting 45 percent from deep.
Despite Korver’s sentiments, the Golden State Warriors are probably the one team capable of matching that kind of shooting prowess if they are to meet in the Finals once again.
The previous record was 21, set by the Warriors.
The Cavs made 18 of those 25 three-pointers in the first half, another NBA record. Six of them came courtesy of the red hot J.R. Smith.
At this point, it’s hard to see anybody in the East stopping Cleveland’s flight back to the Finals.