2010 NBA Playoffs: George Hill Revives Spurs and Sparks Game 4 Comeback Win

April 26th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
George Hill caught a desperation pass in the corner from 6'7" rookie Dejuan Blair, who had just snared his first of five offensive rebounds in a tense and physical Game Four, and delivered the first of his many presents to Tim Duncan.

He swished a three-pointer with less than one second left to give the Spurs a 20-17 edge after the first quarter.

When his 29-point star turn was over, his message was clear, his status as the key to this series established.

Happy 34th, Tim. You have help now.

Duncan, who labored through a horrid one-for-nine shooting display, needed everything Hill could give and more.

The Spurs standout sophomore decided late in the fourth quarter that he could not allow the franchise player to finish with a field goal on the anniversary of his birth.

He threw up a tough running jump shot and bricked it. Duncan gathered the rebound, his ninth, and tipped in the miss.

Hill failed to record an assist, according to the box score, but this sure looked like one.

I got ya', big fella'.

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