It’s official: George Hill will play in Sunday’s Game 7.
At this pregame media availability, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that Hill is available against the Pacers, but did not say if Hill would start or if there were any limits on his minutes due his back injury.
Hill has missed three games due to the injury, which he originally sustained in Game 1 and reaggravated in Game 4.
“G.Hill really wants to play,” Lue said. “It’s Game 7. The doctor’s cleared him and said he can play. We’ll just see how he feels and gauge him from here.”
When asked if he knew what to expect from Hill, Lue said “not really.”
“It’s tough, we’ll just see. We’ll gauge him when he gets on the floor and see how he responds,” Lue said.
Lue also said the biggest benefit of having Hill healthy is being able to play another ball handler next to LeBron James.
“It’s big, especially in this series where they are trying to pick us up full-court and pressure wing catches, pressure elbow catches,” he said. “Having an extra ball handler is key for this series.”
Lue also declined to say if he would change his starting lineup or play more players — namely Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson — in Game 7.