Road for Cleveland not easy this season

Overall, this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers has not always been easy. When you've got LeBron James on your team, the pressure couldn't be higher and the expectations to perform every night at the highest level along with them. Save for the Golden State Warriors, the pressure has certainly been there for the Cavaliers, especially within the context of the Eastern Conference -- on top of the championship-or-bust mentality that comes with the territory of being a James led team.

Cavaliers win against the Atlanta Hawks

Not only did LeBron James and company manage to win a contest against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of that Eastern Conference matchup, but, as a team, they managed to set an NBA Playoff record, sinking no less than twenty five shots from beyond the arc.

With a trey made by point guard Kyrie Irving toward the end of the third quarter, the Cavs surpassed the previous record for most 3's made in this year's Playoff action set by the Golden State Warriors a little over a week ago.

Though he has spent his entire career being known as a streaky shooter, J.R. Smith certainly managed to put his sharp shooting shoes on, sinking 6 3-pointers to lead his team in makes from downtown. A 24th made 3 late in the fourth quarter topped the previous record of 23 held by both the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets respectively.

LeBron James and possibility of facing Heat

With the Cavaliers thus far making quick work of the Atlanta Hawks, and the Miami Heat advancing after their Game 7 win against the Charlotte Hornets, there is a possibility that The King may face both his long time friend Dwyane Wade and his old team, the Miami Heat in Playoff action.

LeBron James led the Heat to multiple Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Finals appearances, the highlight of which being the back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. If the Heat and the Cavs do ultimately meet, it will certainly be bittersweet for LeBron, but, there's no doubt that it's a matchup and a storyline that many NBA fans would like to see and follow.

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