The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. And once again, the Cavs won due to hot shooting from behind the arc.
In Friday's Game 3 win vs. the Atlanta Hawks, the Cavs made 21 threes en route to a 121-108 win. Channing Frye led the way with 27 points - 21 of which came from behind the arc - while Kyrie Irving added 24 points. LeBron James added 24 of his own to go along with 13 rebounds and eight assists, while Kevin Love finished with 21 points while shooting 5-12 from deep.
The Cavs were able to win despite the Hawks making several changes after being blown out in Game 2. For starters, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer started Thabo Sefolosha in place of Kyle Korver in order to have another option to defend LeBron on the floor to start the game. Kris Humphries also saw extended time and Budenholzer elected to intentionally foul Tristan Thompson at different points in the game in an effort to limit the Cavs' offense.
Korver, who struggled heavily in the first two games of the series, had his best game yet in making five three-pointers and finishing with 18 points. Humphries also provided a solid 20 minutes off the bench and overall Atlanta played with more energy then they did in the first two games of the series. The Hawks finished shooting 48.8 percent from the field, their best percentage of the series to date.
The changes almost led to the Hawks picking up their first win of the series, as Atlanta led by as many as 11 in the third quarter and led by six heading into the fourth. But then Irving and Frye combined to score Cleveland's first 14 points of the final quarte and with 6:03 left, a LeBron three-pointer gave the Cavs the lead back for good.
With the win, the Cavs now hold a series advantage no team in NBA history has ever blown and they'll go for the sweep Sunday in Atlanta. Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. and the game is set to air on ABC.