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

Hawks swingman Kyle Korver will miss Wednesday's game; 3-point streak remains in tact

On a normal Wednesday night during the early part of the NBA season, it wouldn’t exactly be labeled “breaking” news if Atlanta Hawks swingman Kyle Korver would be forced to miss a game due to injury.

Korver’s reported absence for Atlanta’s game against the Houston Rockets is noteworthy in that it hurts the Hawks in terms of spacing and offensive efficiency, but role players miss games all the time and that’s the NBA as we know it. However, this time, there is something more at stake for Korver, and that is certainly worthy of a mention.

Exhale.

Korver was set to enter Wednesday’s game with an opportunity to tie the all-time NBA record for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer (currently held by Dana Barros) at 89 straight, but his injury-related absence will not impact that quest. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could be a while before the sharpshooter returns to action, but if he’s available for Atlanta’s next game, it will be back in Atlanta on Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

Stay tuned.

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