Korver, a 6-foot-7 guard in his 10th season out of Creighton,
broke a tie at 89 games with Dana Barros (1994-96) when he connected
in the first quarter and the Hawks rolled on from there for a 108-89
victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Center Al Horford led Atlanta (11-10) with 22 points, forward Paul
Milsap contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Korver finished as
the Hawks' seventh double-figure scorer with 10 points.
"It's cool and hopefully I can keep it going," said Korver, who set
the record on his daughter's first birthday. "But it has never been
all about the record. For me, it was just making shots when I get
"We're all proud of him. If anyone in the league deserved the record
it's him," Horford said. "He does so many things right on and off
Korver, who began his streak in the second game of last season,
missed his first 3-pointer, rimming out a shot from the left
baseline less than a minute into the game. He soon took care of the
record, though, as he connected from the right wing on his second
shot with a little more than six minutes gone.
"I'm glad Kyle broke the record fast, so it took the pressure off,"
said guard Jeff Teague. "I just wish I'd got the assist."
Teague, who scored 13 points, led the Hawks with six assists, but it
was Millsap, who finished with five, who got that one.
Guard Dion Waiters scored a second-high 30 points for Cleveland
(6-13) and center Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Guard Kyrie Irving, Cleveland's leading scorer at 20.8 per game, was
held scoreless for the first time in his career.
"The shots just weren't falling," Irving said. "We had a couple of
early defensive breakdowns and that got them out to a big lead.
There were a lot of letdowns, starting with me."
Irving missed all nine of his shots and didn't play in the fourth
quarter as the Cavaliers fell to 1-10 on the road.
"We've got to dig deep and find a way to play better and get some
wins on the road," said Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, bemoaning his
young team's lack of "grittiness."
Korver, who had missed the previous four games with a rib injury,
shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range on Wednesday en route to 23 points
against the Los Angeles Clippers, tying Barros' 18-year-old record
on his first shot just 30 seconds into the game.
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Barros reached 89 consecutive games on Jan. 10, 1996 while
with Boston after starting the streak with Philadelphia on Dec.
23, 1994. Barros shot .442 percent (217 of 491) from behind the
arc during his streak. Korver is shooting .467 (235 of 502)
during his streak.
Korver hit again a minute after setting the record and the Hawks
made 5 of 9 3-pointers in the first quarter, including a heave
from beyond midcourt by Millsap at the buzzer for a 37-20 lead.
The Hawks led by as many as 24 points in the second quarter and
were up 63-42 at halftime. Millsap had 12 of his 14 first-half
points in the opening quarter, while Waiters had 17 points off
the bench for the Cavaliers at the break.
Atlanta led by as many as 29 points at 77-48 early in the third
quarter, but Cleveland scored the next 12 points and was within
84-72 early in the fourth before the Hawks regained control.
Guard Lou Williams had 13 points and forward Cartier Martin
scored 12 off the bench for the Hawks, who shot 51.6 percent to
40.4 percent for Cleveland. The Cavaliers also went just
8-for-17 from the foul line.
NOTES: Atlanta backup C Gustavo Ayon suffered a sprained left
ankle and left leg contusion in the fourth quarter. ... The
Hawks sent G John Jenkins to Bakersfield of the NBA Development
League and recalled G Jared Cunningham. A second-year pro,
Cunningham averaged 15 points and 4.6 assists in five games with
Bakersfield after starting the season with Atlanta. Jenkins, a
first-round pick in 2012, had played in 10 games with the Hawks,
averaging 3.3 points. ... The Hawks shipped G Dennis Schroder,
their first-round draft choice in June out of Germany, to the
D-League on Wednesday and he played his first game for
Bakersfield on Friday. ... The Cavaliers return home to play the
Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday in their sixth back-to-back of
the season. ... The Hawks are off until Tuesday, when they host
Oklahoma City. ... Cleveland assigned C Henry Sims and C Carrick
Felix to Canton of the D-League on Thursday. They are set to
play in Saturday's game at Erie.
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