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Hill returned to practice as the Pacers prepare to open the season in Toronto on Wednesday
Happy NBA Opening Night!
The NBA regular season tips off on Tuesday with a trio of games including the Boston Celtics visiting the Miami Heat. The Indiana Pacers open the season against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and their Halloween tip off won't be as scary with starting point guard George Hill back in the lineup.
After missing every preseason game, G3 plans to start the regular season at point guard for the Pacers after returning to practice this week to get ready for the opener.
"You're never going to feel like yourself the first day back, but I feel a lot better being out there than sitting down," he said.
Hill is recovering from a left thumb injury and a right hip pointer, but he expects to be in the starting lineup when the season opens Wednesday night in Toronto.
Hill also took pride in taking down Danny Granger in the team's 3-point shooting contest at the Fan Jam event on Sunday. G3 must've had that Broad Ripple stroke going to make sure he quieted Granger's trash talking. Lest anyone forget, Hill was a prolific scorer in high school, leading the state by scoring by averaging over 36 points per game his senior year for the Rockets.
Here are the rest of the links:
- George Hill says he's ready to start as the Pacers' point guard despite preseason injury | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Green Doesn't Just Dunk, He Can Play, Too | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- FanJam 2012 Recap | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers should be among East elite | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Baseline Awards 2013 Season Predictions: Heat's LeBron James still runs the game - CBSSports.com
- According to Boyle: Mr. Yellow Toes (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love to Pack) | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Burning questions for the 2012-13 NBA season | The Point Forward - SI.com
- Indiana Pacers Are The NBA's Blue Collar Team
- Pacers hold annual Fan Jam - WISH TV
- The Pacers open the 2012-13 NBA Regular Season in Toronto Wednesday - fox59.com
- Toronto Raptors display quiet optimism for upcoming NBA regular season
- Raptors aim to buck the odds this season - The Globe and Mail
- Out all preseason, Pacers' George Hill scrimmages during Fan Jam | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Toronto Raptors work in progress, coach says - thestar.com