The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks Friday night 121-108.
Channing Frye scored a career playoff high of 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday night, pulling away in the closing minutes for a 121-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks and a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Two nights after setting an NBA record with 25 baskets beyond the arc, the Cavaliers were nearly as good in a 21-of-39 performance from long range that moved them within one victory of their second playoff sweep over the Hawks in two years.
Atlanta turned in a much more respectable showing after getting blown out in Game 2. But in the end, it was the same result for a team that has lost 10 straight to the Cavaliers going back to last year's conference final.
The Hawks led by as many as 11 but were dominated in the closing minutes.
Game 4 is Sunday in Atlanta.
Halftime Commentary with Sports Director Andy Baskin and Sports Reporter Hakem Dermish
After setting a new record for 3-point shots, the Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to dominate the Atlanta Hawks once again in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Cleveland Fans can watch the away game on the humongotron at Quicken Loans Arena.
After dropping the first two games of the NBA playoff series to the Cavs, the Hawks are back home for Game 3.
It's hard to imagine the Cavaliers being able to hit 25 3-point shots again as they did in the second game, but the fact is Cleveland has Atlanta's number. The Cavs have won the last nine games played between the teams going back to the playoffs last year.
No matter the outcome, on Friday night, the fourth game in the series, either a possible clincher for the Cavs or a shot to even things up for the Hawks, will be played Sunday in Atlanta.