Hill compiled 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes Friday in a 98-93 Game 6 loss to the Clippers. A 80.1 percent free-throw shooter during the regular season, Hill is usually quite reliable from the charity stripe, but his four misses Friday proved costly in a game the Jazz had a chance to tie on their final possession. That won't prevent coach Quin Snyder from continuing to lean heavily on the point guard in Sunday's Game 7, as Hill remains the top sidekick to Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward. Hill is averaging 16.8 points (on 47.4% shooting from the field), 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 three-pointers in 36.5 minutes per game through the first six contests of the series.
Hill tallied 26 points (9-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Friday's 111-106 loss to the Clippers in Game 3 of the series. The trio of Gordon Hayward (40 points), Hill and Joe Johnson (15 points) swallowed the Jazz offense whole, as no other player hit double figures in the scoring column or attempted more than eight shots. The Jazz may need some more of their tertiary pieces in the offense to raise their production in order to even the series at two games apiece Sunday, but Hill would likely just be trading out his scoring for more assists in that scenario. He's only averaging 3.0 dimes for the first three games of the series, well below his season mark of 4.2 per contest.
Hill registered 16 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Saturday's 97-95 victory over the Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs. Hill stepped up alongside Gordon Hayward and Joe Johnson to help make up for the absence of Rudy Gobert, who left the game after one play with a knee injury. The veteran point guard battled foul trouble but still logged the second-highest amount of minutes on the Jazz behind Hayward, while also checking in as the only other player on the first unit besides the latter to post double-digit scoring. The defensively proficient Hill will be looked to for a boost in offensive contributions if Gobert is forced to miss Tuesday's Game 2.
Hill posted 13 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds and one steal across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 101-97 win over the Spurs. Hill was benched later in the game along with the rest of Utah's starters in a matchup that had no playoff implications for either team. He will return to the playoffs with Utah after leading the Pacers to four playoff appearances earlier in his career (including two deep runs). The team meets the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.
Hill (groin) started at point guard and provided 20 points (7-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, two steals and one rebound across 19 minutes in Monday's 105-99 win over the Warriors. Hill was on a 20-minute restriction in his return from a six-game absence due the groin injury, but he still ended up surpassing his season scoring average thanks to some highly efficient shooting. The point guard's stellar performance has to be an encouraging sign for the Jazz as they gear up for the postseason, and assuming he's no worse for the wear during Wednesday's season finale against the Spurs, Hill should be ready to take on a 30-plus-minute role throughout the playoffs.
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