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Kyle Korver’s consecutive games with a three streak comes to end at 127

Mar 6, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

Kyle Korver was 0-of-5 from three Wednesday night in an Atlanta loss to Portland.

That ends his streak at a record 127 consecutive NBA games with a made three-point bucket, an NBA record.

Korver passed former Celtic Dana Baros back in December to take the record away (it had been 89) and kept right on knocking down threes — 337 in all during the streak. Teams know not to leave him alone at the arc, but Korver has a sense about how to get open and he has a quick release. People don’t seem to realize what feat of consistency and shooting this was to keep a streak like this going when defenses have geared up to stop you.

The shots just did not fall Wednesday. He got two looks from the left corner, one from the right corner and a couple just above the break on the right side. The Hawks players could have gotten him a few more looks but their usually pretty good ball movement went missing for much of Wednesday night.

Korver seemed accepting of it, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

It wasn’t just Korver who was cold, the Hawks were 4-of-27 from three on the night and shot just 33 percent overall on the night.

Coach Mike Budenholzer chose not to insert Korver back into the game during garbage time (basically the entire fourth quarter) to hunt for a three to keep the streak alive. The Hawks were getting blown out pretty much all night and Budenholzer was going for getting his guys a little rest.

The longest streak in the NBA now? Stephen Curry at 50.

  1. shadowgamesshades - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    Oh well. The streak is still very impressive. But all good things come to an end.

  2. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 6, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    You could’ve spared a paragraph to actually talk about the game…

    • hannsta - Mar 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      I love Portland too but not much to say about that one lol. Blowouts dont need much more than “It happened”.

      • eugenesaxe1 - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

        How would one know it was a blowout, there isn’t even a score given. Remove one word, you wouldn’t even know who ATL played.

  3. jayrandle - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    As a Hawks fan living in Atlanta…his streak is a big deal down here and pretty impressive.
    His teammates usually look for his early but last night didn’t and overall just struggle.
    The streak is even more impressive because he is so one dimensional and you see defenders blanket him on the 3 point line.

  4. chunkala - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Here’s a way to improve basketball, deduct 1 point for every 3 point miss. then the shot will be more strategic and there will be fewer players chucking them up.
    This doesnt apply to Korver who is super-solid.

    • ewyorksockexchange - Mar 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      That is one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard.

  5. unxpexted1 - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    This is an awesome speak, especially the way he annihilated the last record. Very underrated record, and with today’s lack of shooting, probably will stand for awhile.

  6. unfly - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    This game was so one-sided that every teaser before the commercial break was about Korver’s streak.

  7. katra2logic - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    This time next year we will be talking about Stephen Curry breaking KK’s streak…

  8. bjswoosh805 - Mar 7, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    It’s all good Kelso, im pretty sure he can redeemed himself tonight w/ Mila and hopefully he goes 1 for 1.

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