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Kyle Korver shoots himself into the record books

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Kyle Korver has finally done it. After a year and one month, he has shot a three pointer in every game he has competed in. The previous streak went on for 89 games, 18 years ago set by Dana Barros. Friday night Korver went out looking to hit a three to be the lone streak holder, and he did it.

The Cavaliers obviously didn't pay much attention to the scouting report or the pregame films. Halfway through the first quarter Korver was left alone on the three point line and had a good look at the rim and was able to hit a three.

Post game, Korver said: "The Streak is a team effort. My teammates set good screens and made good passes, I wasn't the only one creating shots".

Korver is a humble man and clearly doesn't take the streak for granted.

Korver hit the 88 game mark six games ago but unfortunately had to miss four games due to injury. When Korver was called back into the game, he immediately looked as though he was ready to break the record. In both games 89 and 90 Korver hit the three in the first quarter.

Korver started his streak against the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 4. It has been over a year since Korver played a game without a three-pointer. That is an incredible achievement.

The streak doesn't get paid much mind because the holder of the record is Dana Barros. No one really knows the Celtic legend. If the record was held by Larry Bird or Reggie Miller, it would be much more prestigious.

Korver has certainly brought some honor and prestige back into the three point game and by surpassing Dana Barros's streak Korver has made himself a big force in the NBA. By shooting that many threes, he could take the Hawks to the playoffs.


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