For Kyle Korver, it was just another ordinary made three-pointer.
For Atlanta Hawks/NBA fans, it was much more.
By knocking down a trey late in the first quarter against the Bucks on Sunday afternoon, Korver extended his historic shooting streak to 63 consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer.
That mark is good for the fifth-longest such streak in NBA history. It also breaks the previous best of Peja Stojakovic’s 62-game run from Jan. 16, 2008 – Dec. 10, 2008.
The top five 3-point streaks in league history belong to Dana Barros (89 games), Michael Adams (79), Dennis Scott (78), Reggie Miller (68), and now Kyle Korver (63).
Korver is one of the game’s best shooters and he entered Sunday’s matchup leading the league in 3-point shooting percentage at 45.8%. In addition to having the percentage crown (awesome in its own right), Korver is 4th in the NBA in 3-point field goals made and has done so in far less minutes than any of the other players (Steph Curry, Ryan Anderson, etc.) in the top-5.
With every passing game, it seems to almost be a certainty that Korver will knock down an open (or not so open) trey, but we should appreciate his greatness while it continues, as eventually (even for Kyle), this streak will end.
But for now, let it keep raining three’s.