Kyle Korver breaks nose, does not return to game for Hawks


The Atlanta Hawks were already resting Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague — three quarter of their All-Stars this season. It was just against the Lakers, after all.

Then Kyle Korver broke his nose.

It was an innocent second quarter play where he collided with Ed Davis’ shoulder, but it broke his nose and he did not return to the game (the Hawks confirmed the diagnosis during the game).

This ended Korver’s streak of 51 consecutive games with a made three (his personal and NBA record streak is 127). Here’s a gif of the play that ended his night.

The Hawks held off a late rally from the Lakers and picked up the win despite their four top players sitting out.

Korver — averaging 12.6 points a game and who is key to the Hawks offensive spacing shooting 50.4 percent from three this season — will be out Monday night when the Hawks take on the Kings in Sacramento. As noted above, he already was expected to miss that game for rest. The question is will he be ready to go on Wednesday night for a showdown against the West-leading Warriors in the Bay Area.