Exclusive: Kyle Korver enjoying London ahead of Nets showdown

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Atlanta Hawks star Kyle Korver insists that he is enjoying his trip to London ahead of the Global Games showdown with the Brooklyn Nets at the O2 Arena - if only he could get used to the time difference.

Korver's Hawks, who currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-18, will act as hosts for this Thursday's game against a Nets team who badly struggled for form during the opening few months of the season but have hit their stride somewhat since the turn of the year.

"It's been good. I've been trying to figure out the sleeping thing," he told GiveMeSport following a practice session on Wednesday.

"It's been tough, I was up until like five in the morning last night. But we had a great time yesterday, walking around town a little bit."

Both teams have been out enjoying the sights and taking advantage of their new surroundings since arriving in the UK, with Korver particularly enjoying a trip to Stamford Bridge - home of Premier League football outfit Chelsea.

"We got to go to the Chelsea stadium yesterday and take all that in and meet some of those guys," he added.

"We (Korver and his wife) have both been here before but never been here together. Just kind of wandering the streets together yesterday was a really good time for us."

In a Hawks team missing All-Star center Al Horford for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle, much of the offensive focus has fallen to shooting guard Korver and his famously consistent three-point stroke.

The 32-year-old can lay claim to a historic record of 107 straight games in which he has successfully connected from beyond the arc.

And while this is a streak that Korver is obviously proud of, the former Creighton star claims he is more concerned with winning games for the Hawks.

"It's been a cool thing to be apart of. Any time you have an opportunity to be apart of an NBA record is an honour. It's a very cool thing.

"In the NBA we have always prided ourselves on being an amazing basketball league. There have been so many incredible basketball players that have come through over the years and to hold a record is a very special thing.

"I try not to let it be too much in the front of my mind. I want to play good team basketball. I care much more if the Hawks win and if we're growing as a team. I really do.

"But at the same time, it's my job to make shots. It's me just trying to do my job and, you know, I've got great teammates who are setting good screens and getting me open and I just try to knock them down."

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