When asked about tying Dana Barros' streak on Wednesday night, Kyle Korver responded in much the same way he has while chasing down the mark. He credited his teammates:
"It really is a team streak," Korver said. "I'm not out there creating those shots. I don't want to make a speech, but there are a lot of people to thank."
Korver most thankful for being back in the lineup after missing the last four games with a rib contusion. The Hawks were happy to have him after his 23 point performance that included six threes.
"We're all just happy to see Kyle healthy," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He's a heck of a shooter and he showed that tonight."
That he did and it started just 30 seconds into the game when he knocked down his first three-point attempt of the night to tie Barros' record. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers thought that moment was indicative of his team's defensive performance on the night.
"The first play of the game, Korver got a 3, and that was indicative of our defense all night,"
Every time the Clippers made a run on Wednesday the Hawks had an answer and many times that answer came in the form of another basket from Korver. His four-point play with 5:06 remaining put Atlanta up 96-83 and ended any thoughts of a Los Angeles comeback. Korver's presence on the floor opened up space inside for Paul Millsap and Al Horford who each had big games as well.
Korver is now averaging 12.4 points while shooting 53 percent from the field. He is 44-85 from three-point range which is good for 52 percent.