Atlanta Hawks’ Korver sets three-point record

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ATLANTA: Atlanta’s Kyle Korver set an NBA record by draining a three pointer in his 90th consecutive game as the Hawks beat Cleveland 108-89 on Friday.

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Korver’s three pointer in the first quarter broke the mark of 89 games in a row which was set by Dana Barros in 1996.

“There have been so many great shooters in the NBA so anytime you are able to be a part of something like this it says something,” said Korver, who had 10 points.

Korver, who is an 11-year veteran, missed his first three-point attempt Friday before nailing the record-breaker.

“It feels good,” he said. “It has been going on for awhile.

“I am glad it is done, very grateful. You try not to think about it too much and just play your game.

“I didn’t even know this record existed until midway through the year last year when people started to talk about it. It is cool, but was never my focus.”

Asked how long he can keep the streak going Korver said, “I don’t know. I hate missing shots. Hopefully it will keep going for awhile.”

He entered the game having made 46.7 percent of his three-point attempts during his amazing run.

Al Horford finished with 22 points and nine rebounds for Atlanta, who have won two straight.

Paul Millsap added 16 points and 14 rebounds while Jeff Teague and Lou Williams finished with 13 points apiece for the Hawks. Atlanta shot 51.6 from the field.

Dion Waiters scored a season-high 30 points. Former Los Angeles Laker Andrew Bynum added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, who have lost six of their last eight.

Cleveland star Kyrie Irving was held scoreless after going zero-for-nine from the field and zero-for-three from the free-throw line. It marked the first time in his career that Irving has been held without a point.

AFP

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