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Cavs enjoy 3-for-all in Game 2 rout of Hawks

The Cavaliers set an NBA record Wednesday night with 25 3-point field goals in a rout of Atlanta. J.R. Smith led the way with seven treys in Game 2.

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Muscala's head gets the assist on Shumpert's 3 (0:18)
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LeBron: We're proud to hold 3-point record (2:00)
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Warriors are still awesome without Steph Curry (0:25)
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11 things you undeniably missed when Kyle Lowry dropped that halfcourt buzzer-beater (1:19)
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Heat all-in on small ball without Chris Bosh

Without a top-scoring big man, the Miami Heat have gone with a small lineup, but it has worked very well in Chris Bosh's absence.

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Penn: Cavs' 3-point prowess the answer to Golden State (2:05)
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LeBron 'always wanted' to play against Wade in playoffs (0:43)
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McGrady: Lowry's problems are all mental (2:12)
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Kyle Lowry is the last one to leave the gym (0:28)
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What was the key to Warriors' comeback? (1:03)
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Lowry's half-court heave forces OT, Toronto erupts (0:29)
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Green rattles the rim on forceful slam (0:15)
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Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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Wade capitalizes on DeRozan's turnover (0:32)
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Green: Klay is an animal (1:22)
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1 Big Thing: Spurs-Thunder ending complete in its failings (2:16)
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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Vote: if healthy, should Steph play?

The Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 heading to Portland. If Stephen Curry is fit to play, should they give him a go or let him rest? Cast your vote

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Millsap couldn't believe he witnessed the Cavaliers bury 25 three-pointers: "What happened? Not a clue... it's a lot of 3's man. I mean -- I'm speechless... I'm a man who believes anything is possible. And the impossible happened tonight."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said the Golden State Warriors not only have changed the way the game is played with their shooting but also because they have multiple players who can do multiple things on the floor. He said he likes having the Cavs be a well-balanced team, likening it to a balanced NFL offense.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he has ever thought what it would be like to be able to play like J.R. Smith, LeBron James chuckled. "That is almost a trick question right there," James cracked. "What do you mean? That you can shoot any shot that you want?"

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on making 25 three-pointers: "Tonight was a special night for our organization... to set an all-time record in NBA history... it's truly special."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets have interviewed assistant coaches JB Bickerstaff and Chris Finch and Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell for the vacant job.

Mike Muscala's head sets up Cavs 3-pointer

It was that type of night as Cleveland set an NBA record from beyond the arc with 25 triples.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Charles Oakley, famous in New York for his physical play, had some tough words for TNT analyst Charles Barkley on Wednesday night. "Charles Barkley, you better stop talking s*** about Cleveland you was never tough you hide behind TNT," Oakley tweeted on Wednesday. The Oak Man, as he was know in New York, competed against Barkley during his 19-year NBA career.

Cavs set 3-point record in rout of Hawks

The Cavaliers connected on a single-game record 25 3-pointers to roll to a 123-98 rout and a 2-0 series lead.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston would like for JB Bickerstaff to remain with the franchise and move to the front office but it's doubtful. Bickerstaff, who interviewed for the coaching job this week, pulled his name for consideration for the job.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors have a minus-24.2 net rating in the 76 minutes Kyle Lowry has sat during the playoffs. So yes, they're better when he is on the court regardless of his shooting struggles.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

You will not mistake which Cavs player uses this locker.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMarre Carroll: "There's no sugarcoating it, no sympathy, we sucked Game 1. We sucked, basically. Game 2, I guarantee you won't question our effort."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Yet sources stress Houston, while certain to talk to a wide array of candidates, is focused on proven NBA head coaches and rising assistants

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F Luis Scola on PG Kyle Lowry via Toronto Star: "His shot looks right, everything looks right. The only thing that looks bad to me is his body language. He is beaten. And he shouldn't be. There's only two players as to why we're here, and it's him and DeMar DeRozan. He's the soul of our team. He's everything to us. I don't care if he misses every shot from now on. I'm ok with that. I'll lose with him. I'll lose with him because he took me all the way here."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer on message to team after getting demolished by Cavs: "We're going home. It's one game. We're heading to Atlanta... When you get beaten soundly (like this), I think it does draw on pride."