Hill could see his role with the Cavs impacted by the team's selection of Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick in Thursday's draft. When healthy, Hill was the regular starter at point guard after coming over from the Kings midway through the season. He had his ups and downs but strung together some solid performances in the postseason and represented one of Cleveland's few two-way options in the backcourt. The future of virtually the entire Cavs' roster is up in the air at this point as LeBron James' free agency saga drags on, but Hill is still under contract for $19 million in 2018-19. If he remains with the Cavs, he'll likely have to battle Sexton for minutes.
Hill poured in 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added three assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block across 34 minutes during Cleveland's 122-103 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. Hill was an ideal third wheel to LeBron James and Kevin Love, checking in with his best scoring total since Game 6 of the conference finals versus the Celtics, and his second highest of the postseason altogether. The 10-year veteran was especially effective from behind the arc, generating his best success rate from distance (50.0 percent) in any postseason game where he'd taken more than two three-point attempts. Having more than doubled his scoring total from Game 1 on Sunday, Hill will likely need to bump up his production yet again to help the Cavaliers slice the Warriors' 2-0 series lead in Wednesday's Game 3.
Hill finished with 20 points (7-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes during Friday's 109-99 victory over Boston. Hill had his best game of the playoffs when it mattered most, pouring in 20 points to go with a full line. He appeared far more aggressive on the offensive end and with Kevin Love (concussion) leaving the game early, the outburst was certainly timely. There is a chance Love misses Game Seven and the Cavaliers are going to need Hill to bring the same effort as they look to advance to the NBA Finals once again.
Hill totaled 13 points (4-11 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Saturday's 116-86 thrashing of Boston. Hill began the game on fire, scoring 11 of his 13 points in the first quarter as the Cavaliers took control early. Although he slowed over the course of the game, his effort was much improved and he also took care of the ball, registering zero turnovers in his 29 minutes. Boston will be much better in Game Four and Hill is once again going to have come out with an aggressive mindset as the Cavaliers try to level things up.
Hill mustered just five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) across 28 minutes during Cleveland's 108-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday. Hill surprisingly failed to do anything but score over his time on the court, and his point total was his lowest since Game 1 of the semifinal round versus the Raptors. Like the majority of his teammates, the veteran simply didn't have much to offer Sunday, a matter he'll look to rectify when the Cavaliers attempt to even the series in Tuesday's Game 2.
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