NBA playoffs 2018: Cavs' George Hill available to play in Game 7 vs. Pacers

By Chelsea Howard 29 April 2018 149
NBA playoffs 2018: Cavs' George Hill available to play in Game 7 vs. Pacers

Cavaliers point guard George Hill, who has missed the past three playoff games due to back spasms, is available for Game 7 against the Pacers on Sunday, coach Tyronn Lue said. However, he didn't reveal if Hill will start. 

Hill played 5-on-5 with some of the players on Saturday, and afterward head coach Tyronn Lue said he looked good, although they will have to see how his back reacts to the movement.

If the decision were up to Hill, he said he would love to be a part of Game 7. 

"I want to be out there with the guys, but knowing if I can't do certain things and move better and be able to play my game then it's better to sit that out and let the guys who can actually make those plays do their job," Hill said on Saturday. "For me, it's frustrating, but we have another opportunity tomorrow to close it out at home and I would love to be a part of it."

The 31-year-old injured his back in Game 1 of the series. He played briefly in Game 2 before sitting out the next three. An MRI was taken last weekend and the results came back negative, but Hill admitted it's taking longer than expected to recover from the injury. 

The Cavaliers will face the Pacers at home with tip-off set for 1:00 pm ET. The winner will advance to the semifinals. 

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