And that’s the record-breaker!
With a made 3 in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyle Korver is the new record-holder for most consecutive games with a made three-pointer,
Korver’s historic streak dates back to November 4th of last year.
The Hawks shapshooter broke a tie shared with Dana Barros, a former Seattle Supersonic and Boston Celtic, for 89 straight games with a made 3 — a record that had stood for over 17 years.
An estimated 110 billion people have walked on planet Earth. Only one has made a three in 90 consecutive NBA games! #KyleStreak
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 7, 2013
Korver is already one of the most accomplished three point shooters in NBA history. He has a career 3P% of 42.2%, which is 12th in NBA/ABA history, and this season is shooting 51.8% this season. Barros himself is one of the best long-range shooters in history, coming in a 41.1% for his career, 17th all time.
But Korver has trumped Barros for the streak, as well as efficiency during the streak by a 46.3% (227-490) to 44.2% (217-491) mark coming into Friday.
After Korver swished the record-breaker, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer paused the game with a timeout so PA announcer Ryan Cameron and the crowd could give him a much deserved standing ovation.
It’s been amazing to see one of the Atlanta Hawks chase such a prestigious record, but best of all is that Korver can continue his hot shooting and set a streak that can be unreachable for another 17 years, or longer.
Here’s to many more games with a three-pointer for the new record-holder.
Check out Korver’s post-game chat with Jessica Taylor of HawksTV on breaking the record here.