On Wednesday, Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver revealed a rib contusion that kept him out of the lineup in Atlanta’s loss to the Houston Rockets. After that, many believed that Korver would resume his assault on the record books against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, but it appears as if that will be on hold once again.
Coach Bud says Kyle will not play tonight. #KyleStreak will stay at 88. Shelvin says he will be available.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 29, 2013
Mike Budenholzer’s afternoon announcement regarding Korver’s status takes a bit of luster away from the Hawks-Mavs game on Friday night. Korver’s streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer sits at 88, and he is just one shy of the all-time record (held by Dana Barros) of 89 games. It’s important to note that his absence does not end his streak, simply because he will be inactive, but instead, just postpones his next opportunity.
Korver has been absolutely electric from a shooting standpoint this season, shooting 51.7% from the floor and a blistering 50% (38 for 76) from beyond the arc through 15 games. If there was ever a candidate to break this record in today’s NBA, it’s probably Korver, but his next chance to tie history (and later, attempt to make it) will wait until at least Saturday night.