Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver will not play in tonight’s home game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to back spasms, reports Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.
According to Viv, Korver’s back problems “Flared up pre game.” He was scratched from the starting lineup minutes before tip-off.
Backup point guard Shelvin Mack will start in place of Korver at shooting guard, and will be joined by Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Pero Antic in the starting lineup.
Korver, 33, is averaging 12.3 points per game this season and set an NBA record by making at least one 3-pointer in 127 consecutive games.
After tonight’s home game in Atlanta, the Hawks fly out to Toronto for a pivotal game against the Raptors on Sunday, and then return home immediately to host the Suns on Monday.
Hopefully Korver is able to play in Sunday’s road game, but there’s a chance he doesn’t play, and possibly not even make the trip, to ensure his status for Monday’s matchup at home.
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