NBA Playoffs: George Hill’s Rite of Playoff Passage Continues Against Steve Nash

May 5th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Fourteen months ago, George Hill was the one abusing Steve Nash.

The Spurs, playing without Manu Ginobili and the usual answers, leaned on an intriguing rookie in crunch time to defend the Suns' All-Star.

Hill forced Nash into three fourth-quarter turnovers and two critical misses from behind the arc. He also made the biggest layup of the game with less than two minutes left.

Nash, then, did not attack the basket as if he was Tony Parker.

As the Spurs-Suns prepare for game two, Hill must apply his latest lesson the way he did in round one.

Jason Kidd opened the playoffs with a near triple-double, dishing dimes and sinking dagger three-pointers.

Hill was not on the floor for the worst of it because Gregg Popovich had benched him in disgust.

One missed rotation in the second half was all Popovich needed to make his point.

Sit down Georgie, and watch players who know how to do this.

From Game Two on, Hill attached himself to Kidd's hip and outplayed him on both ends.

Kidd shot in the 30s, and the Spurs beat the Mavs in six.

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