Four Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Saturday, October 26, 2013
By Robby Kalland

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We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With four days left, today’s reason is…

Kyle’s Streak

In his first season as a Hawk, Kyle Korver made 189 of his 414 three-point attempts (45.7%) and set a Hawks record by making a three-pointer in 73 straight games and he will look to continue that streak when the Hawks open their season in Dallas. Kyle’s streak is the fourth longest in NBA history behind Dennis Scott (78), Michael Adams (79), and Dana Barros (89). Korver’s 45.7 percent from three point range ranked second in the NBA, and his consistency from deep was crucial to the Hawks’ offense last season that attempted an all-time team record 1,901 three-point attempts and also made an all-time high 706 of those.

Korver figures to excel once again this season from beyond the arc and should thrive in Coach Budenholzer’s offensive system that puts a lot of importance on perimeter shooting, particularly the corner three. In Bud’s offense, Korver will have plenty of opportunities each night to continue his incredible streak. Big nights for the streak will be Nov. 9 against Orlando when he could reach 79, passing Scott and tying Adams), Nov. 11 at Charlotte when he could move into second on the all-time list, and Nov. 29 at home against Dallas when he could reach 90 and break the record.

Korver’s three-point streak will be something to watch for early in the season and is one more thing we are excited about for the 2013-14 season.

We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 20 – Hawks In Transition
Day 19 – Crazy Half-Court Shots at Halftime
Day 18 – DeMarre Carroll
Day 17 – Hawks Cheerleaders
Day 16 – Dunks
Day 15 – Al Horford’s Mid-Range Game
Day 14 – Friday Night Lights
Day 13 – MLK Day
Day 12 – Steve Holman and 92.9 The Game
Day 11 – Buzzer Beaters
Day 10 – Hawks Membership
Day 9 – Coach Bud Returns To San Antonio
Day 8 – Pick & Roll
Day 7 – Lou Williams’ Return
Day 6 – Three-Point Barrages
Day 5 – London

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