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As the Pacers tipped off their season on Tuesday night, Coach Frank Vogel was happy with his healthy, sixth-year point guard George Hill. Then on Wednesday night, against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hill left the court in the third quarter to be evaluated in the locker room. He would later return in the fourth quarter to play the final 12 minutes and put up a three point shot to help seal the 95-90 win for the Pacers.
Hill was diagnosed with a sore left-hip. Hill was not able to practice on Friday after suffering the injury. Could Hill have to sit out in just the third game of the Pacers schedule? The team will travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers Saturday.
How is Hill handling himself with this injury?
“It’s like my 16th year,” Hill joked. “Coach just said, ‘You’re a ’95 Mercedes right now. We have to save your miles.’ I have 300,000 miles on my car so it was in the shop today [for a] fuel check, oil check, things like that.
“In this situation, every night is a tough night for me,” he said. “With the point guards we have in this league, there’s no days off. The first night I had Jameer [Nelson]. Second night you go with Jrue Holiday and then the third night you got Kyrie Irving. All of them are tremendous. [They're] some of the premier point guards in the NBA but that’s what it is, that’s my job and just try to do the best I can to make it hard for them.” (Scott Agness, nba.com)
According to head coach Frank Vogel, if Hill were to sit out on Saturday, C.J. Watson will start against the Cavaliers.
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Pacers point guard George Hill didn’t practice on Friday and he’s listed as day-to-day for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hill is dealing with a sore left hip, which he suffered in the team’s 95-90 win in New Orleans on Wednesday.
At one point late in the third quarter of that game, Hill went back to the locker room for evaluation. He then returned to the...
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