Korver scored five points (2-6 FG, 1-5 3Pt) in 12 minutes during Saturday's 118-104 Game 5 win over the Magic. Korver earned double-digit minutes in each of the five games during this first round series, but at this stage of his career he's merely a three-point specialist. It remains to be seen how much he'll play as the opponents become tougher, but theoretically the Heat do have a few guys that Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer might feel comfortable asking Korver to cover.
Korver will start Tuesday's matchup against the Wizards. With the Bucks missing a myriad of key players, Korver will make his first start of the season. In the 12 games that he's seen at least 20 minutes, he's averaged 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Korver finished with 19 points (5-6 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four boards, two assists, and one steal in 23 minutes of a 114-106 loss to Toronto on Monday. Korver was strong from outside the arc, but despite his solid shooting display he couldn't spur the Bucks to victory off the bench. Korver's shooting ability makes him a threat to get hot at any moment, but his role on the Bucks leads to inconsistent opportunities to take a lot of shots. He'll face the Wizards on Tuesday.
Korver racked up 23 points (8-13 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block over 24 minutes of action in the Bucks' 109-95 Monday night loss to Denver. Korver matched a season-high five made threes and kept Milwaukee within striking distance on a night when his teammates shot 10-of-39 from distance. The larger sample size conveys that the 38-year-old can bring the magic, but the abundance of offensive shares available Monday validates the outing as an anomaly. When the Bucks' first unit (which was rested as a whole for this contest) is healthy, those opportunities won't be there for Korver.
Korver (back) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's contest against the Lakers. It appears as though the veteran will be active for a first time since Feb. 10, snapping a streak of nine missed games. Korver is currently averaging 6.4 points across 47 outings with the Bucks this season.
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