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.
Kyle Korver did not make trip to Houston due to rib contusion. 3-point streak not in jeopardy if he doesn’t play. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) November 27, 2013
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.
For those asking, #KyleStreak does NOT end tonight. Because he won’t play, the streak stays at 88.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 27, 2013
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.