Posted May 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Indiana Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory. Point guard George Hill is out with a concussion, NBA rules requiring him to pass a concussion test before he can play again. The Pacers have no idea whether that will come in time for Saturday night's potential closeout game. Officially, the team says Hill is day-to-day. It's a sensitive topic around Pacers headquarters, where coaches and players remain hopeful Hill will be back on the court but are preparing as if he won't be around to help. ''Learning about it at the last minute was not ideal,'' coach Frank Vogel said. ''But as a coach you prepare for those scenarios all the time. If someone gets hurt in the first minute of the game, it's the same thing, right?'' This is not the same thing, and that became evident late Friday afternoon when the NBA posted its concussion protocol on its own web site to clear up any potential discrepancies. Pacers spokesman David Benner instructed reporter...
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