Mar 2, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (26) leaves the court after the second half at US Airways Center. The Phoenix Suns won the game 129-120. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Korver to Miss Second Straight Game, Out vs. Raptors


Mar 2, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (26) leaves the court after the second half at US Airways Center. The Phoenix Suns won the game 129-120. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver will miss his second straight game due to back spasms and won’t play in Sunday’s pivotal road game against the third-place Raptors.

Korver did not travel with the team to Toronto. He stayed back in Atlanta to receive treatment.

The 33-year-old swingman sat out of Friday’s home game against the Pelicans after his back “flared up” during warm-ups. He was scratched minutes before tip-off.

Hawks backup point guard Shelvin Mack started in Korver’s place on Friday and will likely start at shooting guard again on Sunday.

Korver, a 10-year veteran, has been a major focal point in Atlanta’s offense this season, averaging 12.3 points per game, and set an NBA record for most consecutive games with a made 3-pointer at 127 straight  – the previous record was 89 games. He has  appeared in 62 of the Hawks’ 67 games this season and has been a huge part of the teams success. Conversely, Atlanta is 1-4 without Korver this year.

According to Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution, “there is no timetable for Korver’s return.”

After Sunday’s road game against the Raptors, the team returns home immediately to host the Suns on Monday. Hopefully Korver will be ready to go by then.

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