Playoffs 2018 East First Round: Cavaliers (4) vs. Pacers (5)

Jose Calderon to start for Cleveland Cavaliers as George Hill sits out with back injury

NBA.com Staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers will turn to veteran Jose Calderon as their starter at point guard for the critical Game 4 at Indiana.

Starting point guard George Hill is still listed as out for Sunday night’s Game 4 against Indiana because of back spasms.

Hill aggravated the injury in Friday’s 92-90 loss. The three-time defending Eastern Conference champs trail the Pacers 2-1.

Calderon scored five points in 13+ minutes in the Cavs’ Game 2 victory but did not play in Game 3.

Tristan Thompson also is expected to see more playing time in Game 4 after playing a total of 1 minute, 59 seconds in the first three games – all in the Cavs’ 18-point Game 1 loss.

Thompson, Lue says, will add toughness and rebounding to the lineup.

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