Atlanta Hawks Players Felt It Was Disrespectful That The Cavs Kept Hitting Threes
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 5, 2016
The Cleveland Cavs were on fire Wednesday night as they drained an NBA record 25 3-pointers to take a 2-0 series lead against the Atlanta Hawks. After the game, a few of the Hawks players did not appreciate how the Cavs got the record, because they kept shooting 3’s even though the game was pretty much over by halftime.
Via Cleveland.com, forward Paul Millsap had this to say:
“It’s a certain way of being a professional,” the Hawks’ Paul Millsap said to cleveland.com. “I’m not mad about it, but just being professionals man. 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?”
Teammate Al Horford spoke up as well:
“We probably wouldn’t do anything like that [if we were in that position],” he told cleveland.com. “…It’s hard to say, but I would say no.”
“I’m a firm believer in karma,” the small forward said to cleveland.com. “Maybe we’ll be the team to break that record soon. Everyone knows how they play. They get out in front and they’re a totally different team. It is what it is. We’ll see them again. That wasn’t Game 4. That was only Game 2. They still have to beat us two more times before they can really celebrate anything.”
If you don’t like the way they’re shooting 3’s, stop them, maybe?