Cavaliers defeat Atlanta Hawks 123-98 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 4: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after missing a shot during the first half of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena on May 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, winning 123-98.

They also won Game 1, 104-93, and now have a 2-0 series lead.

The 3s were pouring in for the Cavs during the first quarter Wednesday night. They had 8 by the time the clock hit 0.

When they hit their 13th three during the first half, they set a new playoff record. By the time they got to halftime, they had eighteen 3-pointers. They also had the most points in the first half any team has had during the playoffs.

They had a strong third quarter as well, adding onto their huge lead.

They led 106-70 heading into the fourth quarter.

By the middle of the fourth, the Cavs set a new record for 3s in an NBA game (regular season and playoffs) with 24.  They hit a total of 25 3-pointers.

Tonight was a big win for the Cavaliers, they now lead the series 2-0 as they head to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday.

The Cavs are looking to sweep the Hawks, like they did in the Eastern Conference Finals last year. They swept the Detroit Pistons in the first series of the playoffs, giving them an entire week off before they took on the Hawks.

The Cavs are 9-0 all-time in the postseason against Atlanta.

The winner of this series will take on the winner of Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors. Miami leads 1-0.

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