Cavaliers to start Calderon in place of injured Hill
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 23, 2018 07:32 AM
Jose Calderon NBA file photo
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill will miss Game 4 at Indiana because of back spasms. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by veteran Jose Calderon.
Coach Tyronn Lue made the announcement Sunday about 90 minutes before tip-off and says he’s not sure if Hill would be ready for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Hill aggravated his back in Friday’s 92-90 loss and was struggling to move over the past two days. The three-time defending Eastern Conference champs trail the Pacers 2-1.
Calderon scored five points in 13½ minutes in the Cavs’ Game 2 victory but did not play in Game 3.
Tristan Thompson also should see more playing time Sunday after logging 1 minute, 59 seconds in the first three games.