Irving, James on target as Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead

Fri May 6, 2016 10:03pm EDT
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(Sports Xchange) - The 3-pointers keep falling and the Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting pretty.

The red-hot Cavs hit 21 more 3-pointers and Kyrie Irving and LeBron James took over in the fourth quarter, lifting Cleveland past the Atlanta Hawks 121-108 on Friday night at Philips Arena.

The Cavs lead the Eastern Conference playoff series 3-0. No NBA team has ever overcome a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-seven series.

Game 4 is Sunday in Atlanta.

Irving finished with 24 points, James had 24 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Channing Frye came off the bench to hit seven 3-pointers.

The Cavaliers made an NBA-record 25 3-pointers in their Game 2 rout of the Hawks. They flirted with that number again, shooting 53.8 percent from beyond the arc.

Atlanta's Al Horford finished with 24 points and Kyle Korver came off the bench to add 18 points, including five 3-pointers for the Hawks, who led 91-85 heading into the fourth quarter.

Irving and Frye each connected on two 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter and James made his only 3-pointer of the game with six minutes to play, giving Cleveland its first lead since the second quarter.

The Cavaliers pulled away from there and now find themselves in complete control.   Continued...

May 6, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks over Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) during the second half in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports