The Hawks Are Pretty Dang Upset About All Those Threes The Cavs Hit

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In case you missed it, the Cleveland Cavaliers went absolutely bananas from behind the arc Wednesday night against the Hawks. In short, the Cavs hit a NBA-record 25 threes, with 10 players making at least one shot from 3-point land. What’s more is that Cleveland never let up, shooting (and making) threes well into the fourth quarter. Even by Game of Thrones standards, it was pretty brutal.

As one might expect, this didn’t sit too well with the Hawks. Afterward, forward Paul Millsap pulled the classic “have some class” maneuver – a generally worthless excuse about doing things “the right way,” whatever that means.

“It’s a certain way of being a professional. I’m not mad about it, but just being professionals man,” Millsap said via “If that’s how you want to approach it, that’s how you approach it. I think our team and our organization has class and I don’t think we would have continued to do that, but other organizations do other things so what can you do about it?”

“We probably wouldn’t do anything like that ,”Al Horford added. “…It’s hard to say, but I would say no.”

So we know where the Hawks themselves stand after getting boatraced in Game 2. The Hawks’ Twitter account, on the other hand, was more light-hearted about the whole thing:

Then again, it’s a social media account’s job to not take things as seriously, but no one can realistically be mad at the Cavs for doing what they did. After all, there’s a simple solution if making 25 threes is such a freaking big deal: Stop it from happening.