Atlanta Hawks Blowout Cleveland Cavaliers in Kyle Korver’s Record-Setting Night

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Daniel Shirey – USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers with ease, but all eyes of the world were on Kyle Korver, who was looking to make some history at the Phillips Arena.

The veteran forward reached an NBA record with 90-consecutive games scoring at least one three-pointer. Korver got the mark in the first quarter with a long-range bomb that dropped from the right side of the court and allowed him to surpass the previous record set by Dana Barros.

Even though the record-breaking was the biggest story of the night, the whole performance of the Hawks against the Cavs simply can’t be overlooked. Atlanta cruised with the lead and basically dominated from start to finish in a contest were they were the absolute dominating force as it was shown by the 108-89 final score. The Hawks got off to an early 17-point after the first quarter and they cruised from there displaying some solid basketball on both sides of the court.

Korver had a solid night, record aside, finishing with 10 points and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Al Horford added 22 with nine rebounds and the whole team contributed offensively as seven different players scored in double-figures.

Defensively, Atlanta played with grit and effort, especially in the first half. Kyrie Irving ended scoreless and went 0-of-9 from the field and aside from the 30 points scored by Dion Waiters, the Cavs were never able to get into any kind of offensive rhythm thanks to the hard-nosed defense implemented by coach Mike Budenholzer.

It was a solid display from the Hawks in a night that will be never forgotten as a new NBA record was broken. Korver entered his name as one of the deadliest shooters of all-time and the whole team showed one more time that they’re ready to compete in the Eastern Conference this year.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.

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