Point grad: Cavs’ Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 11: George Hill #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second half during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs.Cleveland’s starting guard missed practice Saturday and had a good excuse for his absence — he graduated from college.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Hill joined the Cavs in February, coming over in a trade from Sacramento. He was slowed by back spasms and missed three games in the first round of the playoffs against Indiana, but returned and played a key role in the Cavs’ Game 7 win as well as Cleveland’s four-game sweep of Toronto.Hill, who also played in the postseason for San Antonio and Indiana, has helped settle a troubling position for the Cavs. Cleveland traded All-Star guard Kyrie Irving last summer to Boston and have used numerous point guards this season.The Cavs struggled without him against the Pacers, but Hill returned for the series finale. Although he was on a minutes’ restriction, he scored 11 points — all in the second half — and helped Cleveland advance.“He’s been great,” Lue said. “Just coming into Game 7 versus Indiana where he hadn’t played in 3 ½ games, to come out and play the half of basketball that he played, he was tremendous. So, just his experience of being in the playoffs, being in the Eastern Conference finals when he played for Indiana, playing against the Miami teams, he knows what it’s about. So, it’s great having a veteran like that on the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Hill received his diploma from IUPUI and took part in commencement ceremonies in Indianapolis while his teammates got in one last workout before heading to Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.The 32-year-old Hill, who played for the Jaguars from 2004-08, a received his degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He was one of two student speakers to address the new graduates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn his Twitter account, Hill showed off a “Jaguars” tattoo on his left arm.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill would rejoin the team in time for the series opener Sunday against the Celtics. Tiger Woods shoots 65, his lowest score ever at Players Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img

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