Atlanta Hawks swingman Kyle Korver ties all-time NBA 3-point record


Nov 3, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Kyle Korver (26) hangs in the air as he passes off in front of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake (5) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Korver’s name is officially at the top of the NBA record book, as the sharpshooting wing tied the all-time record for consecutive games with a made 3-pointer during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Korver entered the night aiming to tie the mark, held by Dana Barros, of 89 straight games, and he was up to the challenge, despite missing the previous 4 contests due to a rib contusion.

The record-tying three came at the 11:30 mark of the 1st quarter, when Korver knocked down the triple on his first catch of the night. It was oddly fitting to see Kyle get the record out of the way within the game’s first minute, but I’m not sure anyone expected it to go down that quickly.

Now, Kyle will to attempt to surpass Barros and vault into the record books standing alone, as he attempts to lengthen to streak to 90 games when the Hawks host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. The eyes of the entire NBA world will descend on Atlanta on that night, but if the past 89 games are any indication, Korver will be up to the challenge in a big way.