CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver has been excused from the team to be with family following the death of a younger brother.

The team issued a statement late Tuesday saying Korver's brother, Kirk, died earlier in the day.

The Cavs say, "We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt best to Kyle and his entire family as they go through this very difficult time."

Korver is expected to miss Wednesday's home game against Toronto.

Kyle Korver, who is in his second season with Cleveland, left the Cavs last week after his 27-year-old brother became seriously ill in Iowa. Korver played in Monday night's home win over Milwaukee, scoring 12 points.

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