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Cavs jack up the treys

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Detroit Pistons last night with a very simple strategy: make 20 three-pointers, tied for the most in NBA playoff history. And it only took them 39 attempts, as they shot 52.6% from behind the arc. Leading the way was J.R. Smith, who made seven of his first nine. LeBron James made two threes of his own and did not take kindly to the Pistons leaving him open:

NBA's best ever sharp shooters

"Did you just call me Johnny Jonathan?"

Throw home of the day

Munenori Kawasaki's Jake Arrieta impression

The Iowa Cubs (AAA) are giving out special Jake Arrieta-beard beanies. They enlisted notoriously funny infielder Munenori Kawasaki to help promote them:

More Mascot injuries

If you thought yesterday's embarassing fall from Harry the Hawk was the end, you thought wrong.

Today's Peanuts

(Photo credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)