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Cavs Guard Kyle Korver Excused From Wednesday's Game After Brother's Passing

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On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that Kyle Korver is excused from Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Raptors so that the guard can be with his family following the death of his brother Kirk.

Kirk Korver was 27 years old and played basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is survived by his three older brothers: Kyle, Klayton and Kaleb.

Kirk finished his college career in 2014 and in four seasons as a forward for the Kangaroos he scored 597 points and grabbed 267 rebounds.

According to, Kirk died in Iowa on Tuesday after becoming “seriously ill last week.”

On Saturday, Jose Calderon played in place of Kyle Korver in the Cavs' 114-109 win over the Chicago Bulls. Per, Korver missed the game to attend to a family medical emergency. Korver did return however for Monday's 124-117 win against the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Area. He scored 12 points and grabbed six boards in 28 minutes of play.

No other details surrounding Kirk's death are known at this time. Our thoughts are with the Korver family at this time.