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George Hill out in Game 5, Jose Calderon to start

CLEVELAND– Cavaliers point guard George Hill will miss his second consecutive game as he deals with back spasms.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed Hill’s status ahead of Game 5 on Wednesday night. In his place, Jose Calderon will start at point guard as the Cavs try to take a 3-2 series lead against the Indiana Pacers.

Hill initially injured his back during Game 1 of the series on a hard screen from Indiana’s Trevor Booker. He was re-injured in Game 3 on Friday and has been undergoing treatment since, part of which included four injections in his back between Games 3 and 4. He also was able to participate in drills during Tuesday’s practice and Wednesday’s shootaround.

Lue did not go into detail concerning what exactly Hill has been doing while rehabbing.

“I know he took some shots to try and get himself ready to play, but that is pretty much all I know,” he said pregame.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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