Al Horford had 22 points and 9 rebound and Paul Millsap put up 16 and 14, but it was Kyle Korver who stole the show in Philips Arena. Korver's first quarter three-pointer made it 90 straight games that the he's connected from beyond the arc, a new NBA record, one held by Dana Barros before Korver's streak.
Korver's record-breaking shot was the talk of the night in Atlanta, drawing shout outs from LeBron James on Facebook and praise from several other players around the league through social media.
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Amazing. We posted the photographic evidence on the non-jinxing (whew) story stream and it was glorious.
We also note there that the Hawks used the Cavs initial attention to Kyle's record to get some pretty easy baskets early on and establishing a lead they would never be in serious danger of relinquishing.
Say, you know, that Millsap guy is pretty good.
Millsap is aggressive and flexible around the basket in a way we wish Al Horford could be. Millsap has so many moves, and my favorite was a spin move to the hoop where he then dipped under the basket and laid it in off the glass on the other side. Skillz.
16 points, 14 rebounds (SEVEN! offensive), 5 assists, and picked up a gallon of skim and a gallon of 2% milk on the way home for the neighbors.
The Hawks had seven folks in doubles against the Cavs and four players register four or more assists. That's what the kids call, nice.
The Hawks had 31 assists as a team against 13 turnovers -- that's what Peachtree Hoops accountants call a "good ratio".
Hey, Andrew Bynum!
Dude could not stay off the offensive glass, grabbing nine of those bad boys and sticking most of them back for a part of his 20 points. His size and length really caused the Hawks problems.
Kyrie Irving, scoreless.
I am sure that someone, years from now, will go back to this box score and say, Irving hasn't been scoreless since December 7th, 2013 when the Hawks shut him down in Atlanta.
I've watched Kyrie, and I kept expecting a burst of something except doughnuts because he's too good not to scratch. Alas, 20 minutes, 0-9 shooting, zero points. Yes, four assists, four rebounds, but guhhhh...that's a zero on top of another zero. Bad times for Kyrie.
Dion Waiters, tho.
13-20 and I was shocked to see he missed seven shots. Waiters, as Nique said on the air, found a groove and he rode that sucker for the majority of his nearly 35 minutes on the floor. Season high 30 points for Dion -- geez.
Al Horford's stats say he was boss.
Caught up in Millsap and Kyle that, while I noticed Al making jump shots and getting easy hoops running the floor, I didn't expect to see that Al tallied 19 shots(!) and put up the solid stat line of 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
And...I pretty much love all things DeMarre Carroll.
That is all.
Exit Question: What are your thoughts on Korver's record breaking streak? How much further do you think he can take it?