Cavaliers' George Hill Out for Game 4 with Back Injury; Jose Calderon to Start

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 22, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball in the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill will miss Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin.

McMenamin reported earlier that Hill was questionable for Game 4 while battling back spasms.

Hill has largely been able to stay healthy this season. He missed 10 games for the Sacramento Kings, though some of those absences were in late December and early January when his girlfriend gave birth to their daughter. 

After being acquired by the Cavaliers on Feb. 8, Hill started 22 straight games. He missed four games with an ankle injury suffered on March 30 against the New Orleans Pelicans before he returned with two games remaining in the regular season.

Lue also announced Jose Calderon will replace Hill in the starting lineup, which is less than ideal for the Cavs as they look to even up their first-round series with Indiana.

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