Korver’s Streak On Hold Due To Rib Injury
Kyle Korver’s three-point streak is on temporary hold.
The sharpshooting guard was diagnosed with a rib contusion suffered in Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic. That injury kept him from traveling to Houston for Atlanta’s matchup with the Rockets Wednesday. He is receiving treatment, and it is unknown how long he will be out.
Korver has made a three pointer in 88 consecutive games, which is one game shy of Dana Barros’ all-time record. His streak will only end if or when he plays in a game but does not make a three pointer. Because he won’t play Wednesday, the streak is not in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, Lou Williams and Shelvin Mack are also not with the team for the game against Houston. Williams is still on back-to-back restrictions and is therefore out after playing Tuesday, and Mack sprained his left ankle Tuesday. Like Korver, there is no timetable for Mack’s return.
Wednesday provides a big opportunity for rookie Dennis Schröder, whose minutes have been limited with Mack’s solid play, and John Jenkins, who has also seen minute reductions this season compared to his rookie year. I would predict both guys play significant minutes against Houston, but we’ll see what Coach Bud decides to do.
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