Friday , Apr , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Grant Hill Will Probably Sit Game Three

But the Suns didn’t have a healthy Hill while losing the first two playoff games in San Antonio, and likely won’t have him at all for a must-win Game 3 tonight at US Airways Center.

Hill didn’t practice again Thursday and had a precautionary MRI exam, hoping to shed more light on exactly what he’s dealing with. But he hasn’t been able to go 100 percent since over-striding during a fast break attempt 10 days ago against Golden State. His abdominal/groin problems are no better.

Shooting is painful for Hill. So are running, moving laterally and any other quick reactions.

Coach Mike D’Antoni said Hill won’t play tonight in Game 3 unless he is 100 percent, which is exactly what he said before Hill pronounced himself ready an hour before tipoff in Game 2. [East Valley Tribune]