Utah Jazz point guard George Hill played in just 49 games during the regular season after a variety of maladies sidelined him. Those nagging injuries haven't been a problem for Hill so far in the playoffs as he has appeared in all eight of Utah's games to date.
However, Hill will not suit up for Game 2 of the Jazz's series with the Golden State Warriors (10:30 ET, ESPN) due to a toe injury
Injury update - George Hill is OUT with left big toe soreness #UTAatGSW— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 4, 2017
Quin on George Hill's toe injury: "Its a big one. It's something he's been fighting all year. It's been sore. He's been playing through it."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) May 4, 2017
Gordon Hayward on Hill's injury: pic.twitter.com/8OFLrovetM— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 4, 2017
Shelvin Mack WILL START for us tonight.#UTAatGSW— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 5, 2017
Hill has averaged 15.6 points, 3.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the playoffs.
The Jazz have been hesitant to play backup point guards Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum and Raul Neto major minutes during the playoffs, but one of the three is likely to see a significant increase. Coach Quin Snyder could also play more of a three-wing lineup including a combination of Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles.
The Jazz were 18-15 during the regular season when Hill missed games. Utah trails the Warriors 0-1 in the second-round series.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.