Nov 7, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Kyle Korver (26) shoots a free throw during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 109-107. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Great Hawks’ ball movement leads to a Kyle Korver three (GIF)


The Atlanta Hawks lead the Orlando Magic 53-49 at halftime on Tuesday night.

Despite a monster first half from Magic guard Arron Afflalo (16 points on five-of-10 shooting), the Hawks’ have used fantastic shooting to hold the lead.

They have shot both 50.0% from the field (18-of-36) and 50.0% from beyond the arc (seven-of-14).

Sharpshooter Kyle Korver has made one of those seven Hawks’ three-pointers and he did so on a very pretty play involving great ball movement by the Hawks. First, power forward Paul Millsap takes the ball to the basket against Magic power forward Glen Davis, who is playing in just his third game of the season after having foot surgery in the offseason. Millsap gets to the basket, draws the defense and throws the ball out to point guard Jeff Teague, who has Magic guard Arron Afflalo close on him. Teague gets the ball to Korver and the Magic defenders can’t get back fast enough to disturb his shot.

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The shot gives Korver 88 straight games with a three-pointer, one behind Dana Barros’ record of 89.

(h/t to ZombieProphet)

 

 

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