Darren Collison has started 56 of 57 games this season and hasn't done anything wrong other than get injured. George Hill has stepped in for him and led the Indiana Pacers to their longest winning streak in eight years.

As gut wrenching as the process was, coach Frank Vogel knew he had to look out for the betterment of the team. That's why he decided to stick with the hot hand as his starting point guard.

Vogel announced Friday that Hill will remain the starter even when Collison returns from his sore groin.

"The way (the team is) rolling right now, I don't think you mess with that chemistry," Vogel said. "You keep it, you stay the course and that's the plan."

The Pacers are 7-0 since Hill moved into the starting lineup against Toronto on April 9.

Hill said earlier this season he was more comfortable playing shooting guard. It has been an easy transition for him, though, because he started 55 games at point guard in place of injured Tony Parker during his three years with the San Antonio Spurs.

Hill is averaging 15.4 points and has a 6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in his seven games as a starter.

"I don't think it's nothing I'm really doing," Hill said. "We have great players that are starting to play well."

Vogel said Collison, as expected, was disappointed when told of the switch.