Atlanta Hawks wing Kyle Korver has been one of the NBA's top three-point specialists since entering the league in 2003, thriving in the role for four teams and setting a record for highest single-season percentage at 53.6 percent in 2009-10. Korver has improved other aspects of his game over his career, but shooting from the perimeter is what he does and why he continues to get minutes.
On Friday night, Korver added another very impressive record to his resume. Just over halfway into the first quarter of the Hawks' home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, forward Paul Millsap found Korver open on the right wing for an open triple. Korver nailed it, marking the 90th consecutive game in which he had hit a three-pointer. That mark breaks Dana Barros's record of 89 straight games, set during his time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics from 1994 to 1996.
Korver's streak began on November 4, 2012 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in only his second game with the Hawks. (Korver did go 0-for-7 from deep in Game 6 of Atlanta's first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, but that game does not count against the record.) Over these 90 games, Korver has hit only one three-pointer 22 times, proving that he has married impressive volume to the consistency, as well.
We can't yet know how long Korver will stretch the streak, but it's worth assuming he'll continue things for at least a few more games. He's certainly given fans little reason to doubt his ability.
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