Kyle Korver is reluctant to talk about it.
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Kyle Korver has made a 3-pointer in 77 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. Here is a look at three memorable 3-pointers of Korver’s Hawks career:
Korver drained a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Hawks at 101-100 overtime victory over the Wizards on Nov. 21 at Philips Arena. Korver took an assist from Devin Harris and shot a straightaway 3-pointer that won it for the Hawks and kept the Wizards winless.
“I was telling myself I couldn’t leave another one on the front of the rim,” Korver said.
Take your pick of any of the eight second-half 3-pointers Korver made in the Hawks’ 123-111 double-overtime win over the Celtics at Philips Arena on Jan. 25. The Hawks trailed by as many as 27 points in the first half before the dramatic comeback. Korver made six fourth-quarter 3’s, including two 26 seconds apart, to fuel the comeback.
“It was just a good shooting night,” said Korver, who set the franchise record for 3-pointers in a half. “It’s one of those things that when you make some shots, you get better screens and you get better passes. They guys did a good job of helping me get open. I don’t create shots on my own. I work off of everybody and just try to play good team basketball.”
The streak saver
The closest the streak came to ending was Feb. 13, when Korver made his only 3-pointer with 6:01 remaining in a 108-76 victory at the Magic.
Korver had come out of the game as it turned into a blowout. However, he was inserted back in the lineup for a chance to keep the streak alive. He finally made one from long-range put the streak at 45 games, already a franchise record.
LETTING IT FLY
The four longest streaks in NBA history of consecutive games with a 3-pointer made:
Games; Player; Pct.; Shots made-attempted
89; Dana Barros; .442; 217-491
79; Michael Adams; .364; 193-530
78; Dennis Scott; .427; 253-593
77; Kyle Korver; .468, 202-432