Hamilton was hurt in Game 2
Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton is "just 75 percent" heading into Friday night's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers, ESPN's Rachel Nichols reported on Friday.
Hamilton injured his right calf in the second quarter of Wednesday night's Game 2 when he collided with Indiana guard Jamaal Tinsley. The injury apparently swelled during halftime and, despite the use of an elastic sleeve on the leg, affected Hamilton in the second half.
According to Nichols, Hamilton has been receiving electronic stimulation and ice treatments, but the Pistons' trainers have been urging him to move around on the leg to keep it stretched out.
The series is tied at one game apiece after Indiana's 92-83 win at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Hamilton is Detroit's leading scorer in the playoffs at 21.3 points per game.
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