After a slow start to the season, Kyle Korver is starting to round into shape for the Atlanta Hawks. He finished with 13 points in Friday's win and knocked down three three-point baskets which moved him into 10th place on the NBA's all-time list passing Peja Stojakovic. Korver talked about the accomplishment following Friday's win.
"Cool. When I first came into the NBA I loved Peja. When we traded for Chris Webber when I was in Philly I was so excited because I thought I was going to get to be Peja with the corner action that they always used to run (in Sacramento). It didn't quite work out like I was hoping."
Korver is just 16 makes behind Rashard Lewis for ninth place on the all-time list. Former Hawks Jamal Crawford and Jason Terry are also on the list. Crawford is seventh while Terry is third. Vince Carter knocked down four more three-pointers in Friday's game and is currently sixth. Korver is currently sixth on the NBA's all-time list for three-point percentage as a 43 percent career shooter.
After a slow start, Korver's numbers are on the rise and that is good news for the Hawks. He is up to 51 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent from three-point range.