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George Hill, Kyle Korver ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Mavericks

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Two key pieces are out as the regular season gets closer to a finish.

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According to a press release from the Cavaliers, point guard George Hill underwent an MRI Saturday that confirmed a left ankle sprain, ruling him out for Sunday’s game against the Mavericks.

Hill left the second half of Friday’s game against the Pelicans — which the Cavs came back to win – in the second half after injuring the ankle. He did not return. Per the team, he will now undergo a period of “treatment and rehabilitation.” No date for his return has been set.

The team also announced that Kyle Korver is out for Sunday’s game. Having returned to the team after the death of his brother, Korver is undergoing treatment for a sore right foot that was bothering him before he stepped away from the team. It is not clear when he will return either.

With just five games left in the regular season, getting both players healthy is a top priority for the Cavs. But considering how little the team has played together after the trade deadline overhaul, it’s concerning that the team’s starting point guard and possible starting shooting guard are now out. If both can get healthy before the playoffs, that would be a positive for Cleveland.