Kyle Korver's record three-point streak ends at 127 games
The sky is falling in Atlanta after the Hawks suffered their 12th loss in 13 games on Wednesday.
Adding to the dreary days: Kyle Korver's record three-point streak came to an end in the loss, too.
"I'm a little bummed,'' Korver said, according to the Associated Press. ''The streak was good, it was good while it lasted. Someday I'll look on it and be proud. Not tonight, obviously. This was a tough game all the way around for us.''
Korver finished 1-of-9 overall and totaled just five points. After free-falling down the Eastern Conference standings the past few weeks, the Hawks are now clinging to the No. 8 seed, holding a three-game lead on the Pistons.
During the 127-game run, Korver hit 337 threes. He's shooting a league-leading 47.6 percent from deep on the season, making him a marked man every night, streak or not.
''I was thinking, "Don't let him touch the ball,''' Blazers guard Wesley Matthews said after helping end Korver's streak. ''I was mad when he did touch it.''
Korver played just 28 minutes as coach Mike Budenholzer rested him because of the lopsided score.
"We were getting blown out. I never wanted to keep it going like that,'' Korver said. ''If they would've put me back in, I would have gone in, but I wasn't looking to get back in just to keep the streak alive.''
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