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December 21, 2014 Updates

Kyle Korver owns another Hawks record for his shooting. The guard set the franchise record for consecutive free throws at 49. Korver set the mark with four free throws in the final seconds of a 104-97 win at the Rockets Saturday night. He broke the mark of 47 set by Tom McMillen in 1978-79. The streak of 49 straight is also a personal best for Korver. The third free throw was also the 1,000th of his career. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 15, 2014 Updates
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Jon Krawczynski: More Jordan: "...and has an equally strong passion for the game of basketball. I've enjoyed watching his game evolve ... Twitter @APkrawczynski

With a pair of free throws in the second quarter Sunday evening, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant moved up one notch on the all-time NBA scoring ledger, taking over third place and passing Michael Jordan. Bryant, 36, entered Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves needing nine points to surpass Jordan, who had 32,292 points over 15 seasons. He passed Jordan by making both his free throws after being fouled by T'wolves rookie Zach LaVine on a drive with 5 minutes, 24 seconds. USA Today Sports

Kevin Ding: Game is stopped. Kobe gets hugs all around. PA announcer announces it. Tribute images on the overhead scoreboard. Twitter @KevinDing

I've been lucky enough to cover Bryant since he arrived in 1996 (and his father, Joe, as a Philadelphia 76er in the '70s). Kobe's the most exciting player I ever saw. routinely doing stuff that defied belief. Unfortunately, they don't give you extra points for degree of difficulty. If they did, Kobe would have been the greatest there ever was. No one may have ever been to the heights that Bryant reached at his zenith, simply because no one else ever did anything close to what he did while taking shots as crazy and making the game as hard. Forbes.com

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