Everything else is icing. Kyle Korver now stands alone in the NBA record books. The guard set the all-time league mark with a 3-pointer in 90 consecutive games. He broke the mark of 89 he shared with Dana Barros for two just days. Barros had held the record since January 1996. Now it belongs to just Korver. “It feels good,” Korver said. “I’m glad it’s done. My naps the last couple of games haven’t been very solid. I try not to think about getting this close and not getting it. That would not have been fun. I’m proud of it for sure.” The record breaking 3-pointer came with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter of the Hawks 108-89 rout of the Cavaliers Friday night at Philips Arena. It was part of a first-quarter Hawks onslaught. The Hawks scored 37 points in the opening period, a season high for any quarter. They led by 17 points, 37-20, after the first quarter when Paul Millsap hit a 50-footer at the buzzer. The Hawks shot 60 percent (15 of 25) in the opening 12 minutes. The Hawks extended the lead to 24 points with a 12-2 run to start the second quarter. They held a 63-43 halftime lead, a season-best for points in a first half. The lead grew to as many as 29 points in the third quarter. At the timeout following Korver’s record breaker, the team showed a video tribute celebrating the achievement. Korver was greeted by teammates as he came off the floor. Korver addressed his teammates in the locker room following the game to express his thanks for their role in the accomplishment. His teammates thanked him for earned a day off Saturday. Korver had family in town – but not for the occasion of an NBA record. “Yeah, they came for my daughter’s birthday, not for me,” Korver said. “She turned one yesterday and they happened to be in town and got to enjoy it.” The Hawks (11-10, 7-3 home) won their second straight in impressive fashion after a victory over the Clippers Wednesday. In both wins the Hawks’ only deficit came at 2-0. Seven Hawks scored in double-figures in the complete game effort. Al Horford led the way with 22 points. Millsap (16 points), Jeff Teague (13), Lou Williams (13), Cartier Martin (12), DeMarre Carroll (10) and Korver (10) were the others. Millsap had a double-double with 14 rebounds. He has a 3-pointer in six straight games – only 84 more to go – and is 10 of 20 from long range in the span.
Korver sets NBA 3pt record as Hawks rout Cavaliers, 108-89
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Dec 7