Cavaliers to start Calderon in place of injured Hill

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 23, 2018 07:32 AM
Cavaliers to start Calderon in place of injured Hill
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.

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