Pacers’ George Hill ruled out with shoulder injury

By Costa Tzemis on 3/01/2014 05:35:00 PM

Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill has been ruled out of tonight’s contest against the Celtics due a bruised left shoulder he suffered on Thursday. C.J. Watson will get the start in Hill’s absence, according to David Benner on Twitter.

Hill suffered the injury after he took a nasty spill in Thursday’s win against the Bucks. Hill left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return. He played 29 minutes, scoring nine points and adding four rebounds and three assists. 

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Watson has been declared the starter and expect newly acquired Evan Turner to pick up additional minutes against the 20-39 Celtics.
The Pacers sit atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 44-13, two games up on the Miami Heat.
Hill is currently listed as day-to-day and his status for tomorrow’s game against the Utah Jazz is still uncertain, but doubtful. The Pacers will have a heavy load to begin the month of March, they are scheduled for six games in the next nine days, with key matchups against the Warriors and Rockets.