Cavs’ George Hill (back) ‘good to go’ for Game 1 vs. Raptors
The Cleveland Cavaliers got a very unexpected boost from point guard George Hill in Game 7 of their first round series against the Indiana Pacers, and two days later, it appears he’s ready to go for the start of the second round matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, head coach Tyronn Lue says George Hill is ‘good to go’ for Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Ty Lue wouldn't reveal his starting lineup for Game 1. Tristan Thompson was a hero in Game 7, but Jeff Green was very effective against the Raps in the Cavs' two regular season wins against them when they went small. Lue also said George Hill's back is "good" to go.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 1, 2018
Hill played 19 minutes in Game 7, all in the second half, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. He shot just 1-3 from the field, but made 9 of his 11 free throw attempts. He missed the previous three games after coming down with back spasms, but was received an injection prior to Game 7 and was good enough to play.
LeBron James averaged 34.4 points, 10 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 block per game in the seven game series, but didn’t get much help. Kevin Love averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds, J.R. Smith averaged 8.6 points, and Kyle Korver averaged 8.3 points.
Game 1 between the Cavs and Raptors will tip off at 8PM EST on TNT.