Hill (back) is out for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Hill -- averaging 8.7 points, 1.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in the series -- will miss a second straight game Wednesday as he continues to deal with back spasms. As a result, Jose Calderon will draw a second straight contest. During Game 4, he posted five points, two rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes.
Hill (back) remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Back spasms kept Hill out of Game 4 in Indianapolis, and his status is still very much up in the air for Game 5. The veteran was present at shootaround, but the extent to which he participated is unclear, and a more definitive update likely won't come until close to game-time. On Tuesday, coach Ty Lue intimated that if Hill is cleared to play, he'd return to the starting lineup.
Hill (back) was a partial participant in Tuesday's practice, going through shooting drills, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. He remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Pacers and will start if he's cleared to play. Hill continues to nurse back spasms, which caused him to miss Game 4, prompting Jose Calderon to start and produce five points, two rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes. More information on Hill's condition and availability will likely be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Hill (back) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Game 5 against the Pacers on Wednesday. Hill was forced to sit out Game 4 with back spasms and while an MRI came back clean, he's still in danger of missing a second consecutive contest. Another update will likely be provided at some point Tuesday following the Cavaliers' practice, so keep an eye out for updates over the coming few days. Jose Calderon started in his place Sunday, but struggled to just five points, two rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes.
Hill (back) will not play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. While an MRI didn't reveal anything serious for Hill, who has battled back spasms over the last few days, the veteran point guard will still be held out of Sunday's crucial Game 4. Without Hill, Jose Calderon will get the start at point guard, but both Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood should also see an increase in usage off the bench, especially if the Cavaliers' offense is still sputtering like it did in Game 3's loss.
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