For the last three games, the Hawks have been without Kyle Korver, who suffered a broken nose against the Lakers on March 15. But on Sunday, head coach Mike Budenholzer announced that the first-time All-Star will play and start against the Spurs:
Kyle Korver will play and start today vs. Spurs. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) March 22, 2015
Even though the Hawks have the Southeast Division clinched and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference all but locked up, Korver’s return is good news. It makes Sunday afternoon’s game even more of a must-watch than it already was, given that the Hawks’ offense has been compared extensively to the Spurs’, where Budenholzer was an assistant under Gregg Popovich for 18 years before joining the Hawks. And there’s a chance this series could be a Finals preview.