Kyle Korver hit two 3-pointers against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday to tie Mookie Blaylock’s team record of 42 consecutive games with a 3-point make.
If Korver splashes a 3-ball on Friday against the New Orleans Hornets, he’ll own the franchise record by himself, extending the streak to 43 straight games.
The sharp shooter from Creighton has been deadly from the perimeter this season as he currently leads the league in 3-point shooting percentage with an NBA-best .464 efficiency from behind the arc, while ranking third and fourth in 3-pointers made per game and 3-pointers made overall, respectively.
He also boasts a .633 field-goal percentage, good enough for second best in the league. However, since Korver is not on pace to make the required 300 field goals, he doesn’t “qualify” to be on the list. — Poppycock!
All those shooting statistics are swell, but the most the important number for Korver this season is 11.5 — his points per game average.
When Lou Williams went down last month with a season-ending injury, he was the third leading scorer for Atlanta averaging 14.1 points per game, while Korver was just putting up 10 ppg. However, since Williams’ injury, Korver has picked up the slack on the offense end and has been averaging 15.8 ppg in the last nine contests.