Atlanta Hawks Kyle Korver to miss remainder of playoffs

Hawks prolific outside shooter Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA Playoffs after finding out the extent of his injury with a severe right ankle sprain.

After Korver’s MRI that confirmed the injury, the Hawks have announced they would play the rest of the playoffs without the shooting guard.

“Obviously, it’s very, very unfortunate for Kyle,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He’s such a big part of what we do. But there will be other people who will get opportunities. We expect to compete and get after it tomorrow in Game 3. I don’t think anybody is going to feel sorry for us.”

Korver incurred the injury when Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova hit into him while the two players were in a pursuit of the ball. He injured his ankle in the third quarter of the Hawks 94-82 loss to Cleveland in Game 2.

“Injuries are such a big part of our league and a big part of the playoffs,” Budenholzer said. “Everyone has to deal with them, and we’re not any different. Of course you’d love to have everybody healthy and have your whole team and be at full speed. That’s the ideal, but you can’t spend too much time or frustration thinking about it, concerned about it. You’ve got to get your mind right. You’ve got to get your mind focused. The guys that are healthy, the guys that are available get ready to compete, get ready to get after it and go play a basketball game.”

On the postseason, Korver averages 11.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He is responsible for spreading the defense of the opponents and allowing for Millsap and Teague to drive through the basket.

With the Hawks 0-2 in the series, a weapon in the name of Kyle Korver will surely be missed.

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