Hill scored a season-high 20 points (9-10 FG, 2-2 FT) with 11 rebounds, two steals and a block in 28 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Bucks. It's his third double-double of the year, and Hill has averaged nearly a double-double (10.1 points, 8.9 boards) through 10 November games while establishing himself as the primary big man off the bench in his first season with the Pacers.
Hill accumulated five points (1-7 FG, 3-4 FT), a season-high 12 boards, three assists, and a blocked shot over 27 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bulls. Despite starting just three of the Pacers' 11 games this season, Hill has already rattled off four double-digit rebounding performances. Even while seeing limited minutes, Hill has typically supplemented his strong rebounding totals with decent offensive production, but he's averaging an underwhelming 8.3 points per game on the campaign. That's mostly due to his lack of proficiency from the field, where he's shooting just 37.8 percent, a terrible mark for a big man.
Hill scored seven points (3-15 FG, 1-1 FT) and collected 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals over 32 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Cavaliers. Hill saw his shooting percentage dip below 40 percent for the season after his dismal showing from the field Sunday, but the extensive playing time he received is probably more notable. With C.J. Miles out again Sunday with an ankle injury, Hill started at power forward and received a healthy dose of minutes, a trend that should continue so long as Miles remains sidelined. Once Miles is healthy, Hill will return to bench, but should see north of 20 minutes per night as the club's top frontcourt reserve.
Hill will get the start in Sunday's game against the Cavaliers, Nate Taylor of the Indy Star reports. With C.J. Miles still out, Paul George will move over to small forward, which gives Jordan Hill the starting power forward position. Hill is averaging 9.6 points and 8.0 rebounds over 24 minutes per game so far this season, so look for similar numbers Sunday.
Hill started for the injured Ian Mahinmi (back) Wednesday against the Celtics and grabbed a double-double with 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, and two steals in 29 minutes of action. Hill has been averaging just 7.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game off the bench this season, and it's not surprising to see that output increase with extended minutes. Still, he's not yet a lock to remain in the starting lineup, so his performance Wednesday shouldn't be a cause of a waiver pickup frenzy in anything shallower than 12-man leagues.
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