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Cavaliers set NBA record with 22nd made three-pointer

The Cavs set an NBA record for Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

With a third quarter three-pointer from Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers have set an NBA record.

Irving's three was Cleveland's 22nd three of the game - breaking the previous record set by this year's Golden State Warriors. The Cavs were largely able to break the record because they set an NBA record 18 first half three-pointers.

Via Complex Sports, here's a GIF of Irving's record breaking three:

Here's a breakdown of the Cavs' three-point shooting so far:

  • J.R. Smith: 7-13 from three
  • LeBron James: 4-6 from three
  • Kevin Love: 3-4 from three
  • Kyrie Irving: 4-5 from three
  • Channing Frye: 1-1 from three
  • Richard Jefferson: 2-2 from three
  • Matthew Dellavedova: 1-3 from three

The Cavs set this record in about two and a half quarters, meaning thy could very well add to the record. And considering the Cavs currently lead the Hawks by more than 30 points, the game is basically over. Cleveland only has their record-breaking shooting to thank.