Automatic doesn’t even begin to describe Kyle Korver.
With a made three in the first quarter against the Miami Heat, Korver extended his streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 84 straight games.
Korver, a career .420 shooting from long-range, is in his 11th season in the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks are his fourth team since entering the league out of Creighton University.
Korver is chasing Dana Barros for the all-time record, who played for the Boston Celtics in the late 90’s when he set the modern record at 89.
Barros’s record of 89 straight games with a made three-pointer is quietly under serious threat of being overtaken by Korver, who has become one of the game’s all-time three-point shooters.
Korver already owns the second-longest streak at 84, and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. He finished with nine points on three-of-five shooting from behind the arc in tonight’s loss to the Miami Heat.
The Hawks’ next six games are a home-and-home double-header against the Detroit Pistons, home against the Celtics and Magic, then at the Houston Rockets when Korver can tie the record at 89.
Korver is on pace to set the new record with 90 straight games with a made 3-pointer at home in Atlanta against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, November 29th.