Kyle Korver launches a 3-pointer to extend his streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer to 82. (Kevin C. Cox/Scott Cunningham/Getty Images/NBA)

Kyle Korver extends 3-point streak to 88 straight games; 1 shy of tying all-time record

Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver extended his historic 3-point streak to 88 straight games with a made 3-pointer on Tuesday night at home against the Orlando Magic.

His trifecta came in the second quarter at the 4:05 mark and put the Hawks up 43-39 over Orlando. The 3-pointer was the only points Korver scored in the game, which Atlanta lost 109-92. He missed his first two attempts from behind the arc before knocking down the trey in the second, and finished 1-of-6 from long-range.

Korver is one game shy of tying Dana Barros’ all-time mark of 89 straight games with a made 3-pointer for the longest streak in NBA history, and needs to knock down a 3-pointer Wednesday night against the Rockets in Houston to tie the record.

Korver has been the most accurate assassin during the historic streak as his three-point field-goal percentage of .467 (226/484) is the best among the top four leaders, while Barros shot .442 (217/491), Dennis Scott (78 games) shot .427 (253/593) and Michael Adams (79 games) shot .364 (193/530) from deep during their streaks.

If Korver sinks a 3-pointer on Wednesday in Houston to tie the record at 89 games, he would then have the opportunity to break the old record and set the new all-time mark of 90 games with a made 3-pointer on Friday in Atlanta against the Mavericks.

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