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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau wants to end Kyle Korver’s record run

Updated: February 5, 2014 6:06AM



Former Bulls marksman Kyle Korver enters the game against the Bulls with his NBA-record streak of games with a three-pointer sitting at 102, and while Tom Thibodeau loved coaching Korver when he was a mainstay off the bench, he wouldn’t feel bad if the record ended Saturday night at the United Center with the Hawks in town.

“Well, I don’t like to give up threes to anyone, so that’s the way we’re going to approach it,’’ Thibodeau said. “You’ve got to get out to his shot. You’ve got to have the ability to run him off his shot, then you have to do that without being undisciplined, where you’re just giving wide-open shots to other people. So it requires you to be very disciplined and have an awareness of where he is at all times, and he moves great without the ball. If you turn your head on him, he knows how to find an open area. He’s clever.’’

Korver played two seasons with the Bulls, shooting 41.5 percent from three-point range his first season and 43.5 percent in his second.

Around the rim

Taj Gibson was limited in practice Friday, but it was a scheduled down day for him anyway.

Luol Deng could see his minutes restrictions lifted against the Hawks. After missing five games, Deng (Achilles tendon) played 34 minutes in his return Tuesday, then 29 minutes Thursday.

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