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

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 7:39 p.m. MDT

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

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.

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