Korver set the mark from Nov. 4, 2012 through March 2, 2014. He shattered the previous record of 89 straight games with a 3-pointer held by Dana Barros. Korver is currently ninth all-time in NBA/ABA history with 1,826 3-pointers. He already has jumped Joe Johnson and Rashard Lewis this season and is four away from tying Chauncey Billups (1,830) for eighth place. Ray Lewis is the all-time leader by a wide margin with 2,973 3-pointers.
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KK: I feel like I don’t think I’m trying to put anything back together any more. I think that’s the biggest thing for me. After the surgeries it really took a lot longer for the dots to connect for me than I thought it would. You don’t ever want to be a mechanical basketball player, but as far as technique and things, I like to have certain check points in my shot, certain things that I can count on and think about. It kind of helps me to be consistent. For a good part of the season, the dots weren’t connecting. It was super frustrating. It hasn’t been a great shooting season, the first part of the season especially, it’s been a struggle. But I feel like the last little bit here, things are coming together, and it’s got me excited about the last part of the year.
Me: Your shooting numbers were much better last month (38.7 percent on threes in January, after shooting 29 percent in December). Does the combo of the elbow feeling good and seeing the ball go in the basket more make you feel like you can get back to where you were last year? KK: Yeah. My body feels healthy again. I feel like things have healed, and I’m back and whole. There was, I felt like I missed so many shots for a while, and I think mentally, that does throw you a little bit. The last month, having a few better games has been good for me. I mean, at the end of the day, shooting is about confidence and the right mindset. At the end of the day, you have to make a few shots to feel right. I feel like I’m heading in the right direction, so I’m excited.