The Cavaliers set an NBA record by becoming the first team to have back-to-back regular-season games with 20 3-pointers, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
The team made 21 on Wednesday in racking up 137 points in a blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Cavs piled on 20 more Friday in a 128-90 rout of the Dallas Mavericks. There had been only 25 games in league history in which a team made 20 or more 3s in a game before this week, according to BasketballReference.com.
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J.J. Barea Waiting to Hear From Family in Puerto Rico
As he waits to hear from his parents and other relatives in Puerto Rico, Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has launched a fundraising campaign to prepare to help people in his homeland after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Barea and his wife, Viviana Ortiz, organized a relief fund on the same online platform used by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to raise more than $37 million to aid people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Barea’s fund had reached three-quarters of its original goal of $100,000 as of Thursday afternoon.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Lakers Ink Jersey Sponsor Deal with Wish
The Los Angeles Lakers will wear the Wish logo on their jerseys starting this season after agreeing to a three-year deal with the California-based e-commerce mobile app company.
The Lakers’ multiyear deal with Wish — a company that rose to prominence recently as a sponsor of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight — will be for $12-14 million annually, as first reported by the Sports Business Journal. The jersey sponsorship ranks second behind the Golden State Warriors’ deal with Rakuten, which is worth $20 million annually and includes naming rights to the Warriors’ team facility.