NBA: Hawks lose sharpshooter Korver to broken nose | Inquirer Sports

NBA: Hawks lose sharpshooter Korver to broken nose

/ 10:34 AM March 17, 2015
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Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver. AP FILE PHOTO

ATLANTA, United States – Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver, the NBA’s most accurate 3-point shooter, has a broken nose and will miss at least the team’s Monday game against Sacramento.

The 33-year-old American suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 91-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. No timetable for his return has yet been set.

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The sharpshooter is averaging 12.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 64 games this season and his accuracy rate is an NBA-best 50.1 percent of his 3-point attempts.

He led the NBA last season with a 47.2 percent accuracy rate from beyond the arc.

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Korver, an NBA All-Star this year for the first time, set an NBA record with 127 consecutive games with a 3-point basket. he also owns the single-season record for 3-point shooting accuracy at 53.6 percent with Utah in 2009-10.

At 52-14, the Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and are hot on the heels of the Golden State Warriors (52-13) for the best record in the NBA.

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