Long-distance specialist Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks shot himself into the history books.
Korver set the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer at 90 Friday night and the Hawks crushed the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 108-89. He hit the milestone triple with 5:29 left in the first quarter, breaking a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96).
“It feels good,” said Korver, who finished with 10 points, including a pair from behind the arc. “The NBA is the best of the best. Anytime you have the opportunity to be part of a record it’s a special thing and I don’t take it for granted.”
Al Horford scored 22 points, while Paul Millshap added 16 with 14 rebounds for the Hawks, who built a 20-point halftime cushion and coasted to their second straight win.
“It was a great night for Kyle Korver,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “For him to do what he did over the course of 90 consecutive games is a heck of an effort.”
Dion Waiters topped Cleveland with a season-high 30 points while Andrew Bynum added 20 and 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving - averaging nearly 21 points per game - was held scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting.
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