NBA Playoff analysis: Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the sport of basketball

The Cleveland Cavaliers blew out Atlanta Hawks in a Game 2 Kevin Jeffers calls 'so unbelievable it was completely believable'.

LeBron James 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. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP
Powered by automated translation

• Related: Space Jam 2, Thunder-Spurs – Listen to the podcast | Full play-offs coverage

Throughout the NBA play-offs, The National's resident NBA dudes Jonathan Raymond and Kevin Jeffers will be breaking down the key talking points of the night before, plus looking around the scope of the league. Here are our NBA Play-off takeaways.

Wednesday score

• Cleveland 123, Atlanta 98 | Cavaliers lead series 2-0 | Game 3, Friday, 3am

Who cares?

The Cleveland Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 three-pointers and I don't like sports anymore. I say this as an unbiased sports-newspaper person and not as a jaded, Atlanta Hawks-liking person. It was so unbelievable that it was completely believable. Of course this happened to an Atlanta team. Even when they're good, they're laughably never good enough.

This series is over. Bye.

Thursday’s game

• Miami at Toronto, Game 2, 4am | Heat lead series 1-0

Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE

Like us on Facebook at