Sixers guard George Hill discusses emotion ahead of return to Indiana

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There is always some type of emotion when a player returns to his former home whether it’s the first time or the 10th time. For Philadelphia 76ers veteran George Hill, he returns to Indiana on Tuesday to take on his former Pacers team. He spent five seasons with the Pacers and had a lot of success.

A return to Indiana is not only a matchup with his former Pacers team, but also a homecoming. He is a native of Indianapolis, and he fulfilled a childhood dream of playing for the Pacers.

When the Sixers land in Indiana, Hill will be able to see old friends and family who remain there. While the emotions of facing the Pacers are gone, there is always some type of feeling seeing friends and family.

“Indiana is always home to me,” said Hill at practice on Monday. “It holds a special place in my heart. It was always a dream to be a Pacer and I got to fulfill that dream, but my family and friends are still there so it’s always a great place to go back to. It’s always a place that I consider my home so even though I’m not there playing, I still have deep roots there and good relationships there.”

The Sixers and the Pacers tip off at 8 p.m. EDT from Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

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