Korver finds his rhythm, Cavs dominate Pacers | Inquirer Sports

Korver finds his rhythm, Cavs dominate Pacers

/ 03:58 PM February 09, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyle Korver, right, passes over Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 125-97. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyle Korver, right, passes over Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 125-97. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Kyle Korver is finding his feet with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The reigning NBA champion Cavs beat the Indiana Pacers 132-117 in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a key contribution from Korver, who arrived in Cleveland last month from the Atlanta Hawks, where he had played since 2012.

Korver scored 29 points — his most in a game since February 21, 2007 — connecting on eight of his nine three-point attempts and pulling down five rebounds.

Korver needed five three-pointers to pass Jason Kidd (1,988 three-pointers ) for seventh on the NBA’s all-time list, which he reached in the third quarter.

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“It just means I’ve been doing this a long time,” said Korver, who now has 1,992 three-pointers in his 14-year career. “When I came into the NBA I didn’t have goals like this. I just try to be consistent and work on my craft and try to get going.”

His 29 points matched teammate Kyrie Irving’s total for most scored in the game.

Cleveland star LeBron James added 25 points for the Cavaliers, who won their fourth straight and snapped the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak.

Kevin Love contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

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“I got a lot of great looks,” Korver said. “Nothing gets a shooter open like more shooting, like with LeBron and Kyrie. You got to pick your poison. I got in a rhythm and knocked down some shots.”

Down by six at half-time, Cleveland broke open the game by outscoring Indiana 40-18 in the third quarter.

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The Cavaliers drained 13 of their 20 attempts and all 10 of their free throws in the third period.

The Pacers closed the deficit to 114-107 with 4:23 to play, but would get no closer.

Korver hit two three-pointers as Cleveland rebuilt the lead.

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“With LeBron and Kyrie getting into the paint and causing so much confusion, he’s going to be open,” Lue said of Korver. “You either give LeBron and Kyrie a layup or you give Kyle a three. And they decided to give him a three — which was not very good for them.”

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