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With or without George Hill, Pacers looking to close out series against Knicks at home

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    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, goes up for a shot against Indiana Pacers' Paul George in the second half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Knicks won 85-75. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, drives against Indiana Pacers' Paul George in the second half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Knicks won 85-75. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks' Kenyon Martin (3) blocks a shot by Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) in the second half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks' Pablo Prigioni, right, talks to coach Mike Woodson in the first half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson lies on the court in the first half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs against the New York Knicks, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The Associated Press

The Indiana Pacers don't know whether George Hill will play Saturday night in Game 6 against New York.

It's not something they can worry about.

Instead, coach Frank Vogel is tweaking lineups and making adjustments just in case Hill can't pass his concussion tests before tip-off, and the Knicks are preparing as if Indiana will have its starting point guard back in the lineup.

NBA rules require players to feel symptom-free at rest and symptom-free when they are under exertion, too, before a team doctor can determine that the player is ready to return from a head injury.

With Hill, the Pacers took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Without him Thursday night, the Knicks kept their playoff hopes alive with an 85-75 win at Madison Square Garden.