Utah Jazz: Kyle Korver sets NBA record for 3-point accuracy

Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:49 a.m. MDT
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SALT LAKE CITY — It's a good thing Kyle Korver had a few misses to spare.

Though he missed his only 3-point attempt in Wednesday's 100-86 loss to Phoenix, the Utah Jazz long-ball specialist didn't shoot himself out of the NBA record books.

The opposite happened over the course of the season, in fact. Korver finished the 2009-10 campaign hitting 53.6 percent of his 3-point shots to secure the NBA's single-season accuracy record.

"I would've liked to have gotten it hitting a bunch of them tonight," Korver said, "but it's something that when the season's over you can be proud of, for sure.

"It's not one night's work," Korver added. "It's a whole season's work."

The unrestricted free-agent-to-be drilled 59-of-110 3-pointers, edging the record percentage of .524 that Steve Kerr held since 1994-95. Korver only played in 52 games for the Jazz. His spot-on shooting surged after he finally returned fully healthy after the All-Star break, having struggled with wrist and knee issues following surgeries to both in the past year.

Jeff Hornacek had Utah's best 3-point-shooting season, having shot 47.8 percent from beyond the arc (66-for-138) in 1999-2000.

Recent comments

I am LIVID! This is ridiculous! I know Kyle had a bad game, but...

jazzy boys fan | April 15, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.

Big deal --- over 82 games he made 0.7 out of 1.3 threes; seems to me...

Lonster | April 15, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.

To be fair check out: Kyle Korver Drops of Jupiter on youtube and see...

boctie | April 15, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

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Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz is guarded by Golden State's Reggie Williams during NBA action March 31, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena.

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