Korver sets 3-pointer record as Hawks top Cavs
December 8, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver set the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer, Al Horford scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-89 Friday night.
Korver's 3 with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter gave him at least one in a record-90th straight game, breaking a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96). Korver was 2 for 3 from beyond the arc and finished with 10 points.
Dion Waiters scored a season-high 30 points for the Cavaliers. Andrew Bynum tied his season high with 20 points and grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack added 13 points.
The rest of the Cavs, however, combined to shoot 12 for 50 and starters Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee went scoreless. Irving, who entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game, shot 0 for 9.
Bobcats 105, 76ers 88 Jeffery Taylor matched a career high with 20 points, leading six Charlotte scorers in double figures. Subbing for injured starter Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward, Taylor scored nine of Charlotte's first 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker added 18 apiece, and Walker also had a season-high 10 assists.
Al Jefferson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats. Ramon Sessions added 13 points and rookie Cody Zeller chipped in with 10.
Philadelphia was led by Tony Wroten's 21 points. Evan Turner added 16, Hollis Thompson scored 12 and Spencer Hawes had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The Sixers played without starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who came in averaging 17.7 points. The rookie sat out because of a sore right knee.
Knicks 121, Magic 83 Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and New York snapped a seven-game home losing streak.
Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith each added 17 points for the Knicks, who followed their 113-83 rout of Brooklyn on Thursday with an even more powerful performance, giving them consecutive victories for the first time this season after a nine-game losing streak.
The Knicks hadn't won at home since beating Milwaukee in their season opener on Oct. 30. The seven-game skid had matched the longest in franchise history, set during the 2007-08 season.
Arron Afflalo scored 20 points for the Magic, who dropped their fourth straight. Victor Oladipo added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Other games on Friday:
Celtics 106, Nuggets 98
Bucks 109, Wizards 105, OT
Thunder 109, Pelicans 95
Rockets 105, Warriors 83
Suns 106, Raptors 97
Lakers 106, Kings 100
Trail Blazers 130, Jazz 98