Sixers’ Hoping Hill’s Experience Helps Down the Stretch
As the Sixers begin their final push for the Eastern Conferences top seed, they have been a little shorthanded, and could be again on Wednesday night when they host the Phoenix Suns.
Both Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons missed the game and are questionable for Wednesday, but the team did see the debut of George Hill on Monday. Hill, who was acquired on March 25, made his debut scoring two points, with two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 18 minutes.
Hill certainly looked the part of a player who hadn't played in almost three months, but feels confident he will be able to help his new team.
"Once you get the sense in the game, get your feet under you, your competitive drive starts to take over and you just want to compete," Hill said after the game on Monday night.
The 34-year old had not appeared in a game since Jan. 24 due to thumb surgery, but will have about 10 games to get himself familiar with his new Sixer teammates.
"Just let the game come to me on both ends of the floor and get the rust off," Hill stated.
Hill could be a key component to the Sixers bench, adding much needed ball-handling, defense and the ability to make shots. Sixers head coach Doc Rivers also added that he adds a nice veteran presence to the team.
"He's just so darn smart," Rivers explained. "So many little things. I'm very happy to have him, he's going to really help us."
The Sixers host the Suns tonight, listen to the game on 97.3 ESPN, South Jersey's Sixers station. Coverage with Tom McGinnis begins at 7pm.
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