Today, the Cavaliers lost 80-98 to the Pacers in the opening NBA Live Coins game of the series, lagging 0-1 behind. After the game, Cavaliers coach Tyron Lu revealed that both George Hill and Kevin Love in the team suffered injuries during the game.
Hill was beaten by the Pacers player Trevor Booker in the second quarter and felt unwell. He continued to play twice, but did not return to play after the middle of the third quarter. To Lu, he explained: "He felt stiff during the intermission. He tried to continue playing in the beginning of the third quarter. He was a little reluctant behind and we had to replace him." Lu revealed that he expects Hill to play first. Two games.
After the match, Love's right leg was heavily wrapped and Love revealed that Walker player Victor Oladipo bumped his cheekbones in the first quarter. "I think the pressure exerted by opponents in the early stages of the game has bothered us," said Lu. "The defender is in full-field defense, attacking Kevin in the low post, playing physical confrontation and trying to make him unable to find a rhythm. We need to play more in G2. Be antagonistic and gain space on the offensive end."
In this game, Hill played 19 minutes. He scored 7 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 3 of 7 shots; Carrefour played 34 minutes and 3 of 8 shots got 9 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists.