Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury to determine if surgery is necessary.
Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report the news about Korver, who left Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
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The sharp-shooting swingman sustained the injury in the second half when he and Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up chasing a loose ball. Like Kevin Love in Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs, Korver immediately left the floor and sought attention in the Hawks’ training room.
This news is salt in the wounds for the Hawks, who head to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 already down 2-0 in the series. Starting small forward DeMarre Carroll is also hobbled after sustaining a hyperextended and bruised left knee late in Game 1.
Though he has been struggling over the course of the last several weeks, Korver was a big factor in Atlanta’s regular season success, hitting 49.2 percent of his three-point attempts en route to 12.1 points per game – his highest average since the 2006-07 season.