Jordan Hill probable Thursday vs. Cavs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Lakers starting center Jordan Hill said he will probably be able to play Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers after suffering a hyperextended left knee in a loss Tuesday to the Miami Heat.

"I feel good about it," Hill said after practice Wednesday. "Guess we’re just going to see how it is when I wake up [Thursday], but right now I’m on pace to play."

The Lakers' medical staff determined that Hill did not need an MRI on Wednesday, which coach Byron Scott believed was a good sign. Hill said he suffered the injury when he stepped on Heat center Hassan Whiteside.

Hill finished with 12 points and six rebounds in nearly 23 minutes in the loss to the Heat. He's averaging 12.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season.