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
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.