Atlanta Hawks 3-point assassin Kyle Korver is expected to play tonight against the Orlando Magic after missing the previous five games due to injury.
Orlando Sentinel beat writer Joshua Robbins tweeted earlier today that Hawks head coach Larry Drew expects Korver to play.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) December 12, 2012
Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer Chris Vivlamore confirmed Robbins’ tweet that Korver will indeed play tonight, however, his playing time will be limited due the fact this is his first game back from injury.
Kyle Korver. coming back from back spasms, will not start tonight vs. Magic but will see “limited” minutes. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) December 12, 2012
Korver returned to practice Tuesday after missing the previous five games because of back spasms, along with the birth of his first child, daughter Kyra Elyse, last week.
With Korver not in the starting lineup tonight, and DeShawn Stevenson getting the night off to rest his aging knees, Anthony Tolliver or Anthony Morrow could get the nod at small forward.
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