After a week and half of injury suspense, Kyle Korver didn’t make the Atlanta home crowd wait to extend his historic 3-point streak one game further.
On the Hawks’ first possession of Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Korver knocked down a 3 from the wing to make it 89 straight games with a made 3-pointer, dating back to last season. That mark of 89 straight games ties Dana Barros’ mark for the all-time record of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer.
Korver had missed the last four games with a rib contusion, so his record chase was put on hold. Korver is a career 45.5% three-point shooter and is knocking them down at a 50.0% rate this season. As a sharpshooter coming out of Creighton University in Nebraska, Kyle has made his mark in this league primarily behind the arc, and ranks among the best in career three-point percentages in NBA history. In fact, his 3FG% during the historic run is .463 (227-490), while Barros shot .442 (217-491), Dennis Scott (78 games) shot .427 (253-593) and Michael Adams (79 games) shot .364 (193-530) during their streaks.
It’s not often an NBA record is broken, and Korver has the chance to do just that this Friday at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers by making it 90 straight games with a made 3-pointer.
Who knows, maybe Kyle can stretch the record to triple digits and beyond.