Assuming the Indiana Pacers keep the status of George Hill under wraps until game time, expecting D.J. Augustin to start at point guard again while Hill remains out seems prudent. Any news to the contrary will be a pleasant surprise.
The Pacers did play four games without Hill during the regular season (not counting the final game of the regular season). The Pacerse were 3-1 in those games which Augustin started, with all three wins at home. The team and Augustin showed up well, too with wins over the Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. Beating the Grizz and Hawks was indeed impressive as both wins were tight games that the Pacers found a way to close out down the stretch.
Obviously, the playoffs are a different beast but that past success is what gives the Pacers confidence they can come up with a winning effort at the Fieldhouse even if Hill isn't available.
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