So good was Hill — and the rest of his teammates — that Ginobili was allowed to rest for all but 8 minutes, 11 seconds of the blowout. Popovich has assured Ginobili the lineup will return to normal by the time the team tips off in New Jersey on Monday.
At that point, Hill said he won’t mind returning to the bench.
"At the end of the day, it’s basketball," Hill said. "No matter if you start or come off the bench, you just try to help your team win games."
As much as I like the see Manu start, every other thing points to Hill starting so that Manu can play the backup PG duties (since Hill is no backup PG) and have that energy to close out games thus reducing his minutes...