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Cavaliers again sharp from long distance, take 3-0 series lead over Hawks

Cavaliers again sharp from long distance, take 3-0 series lead over Hawks

Channing Frye scored a career playoff-high 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their three-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...

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