Pacers big man Myles Turner questionable vs. Raptors with sore right shoulder
Myles Turner is dealing with a sore right shoulder. Turner told local reporters on Saturday that he woke up and didn’t feel right.
Myles Turner is questionable for @Pacers @Raptors w/ a sore right shoulder. Told me he woke up today, “didn’t feel right” but “hopefully I will be able to fight through it and play tomorrow, but it’s a long season…gotta keep the long run in mind so we’ll see what happens.” pic.twitter.com/JGt0hJkVjE
— Jeremiah Johnson (@JJFSINDIANA) January 5, 2019
Turner played 25 minutes on Friday against the Chicago Bulls and finished with eight points and two rebounds while shooting 3-of-4 from the field. The Pacers defeated the Bulls in overtime on a Victor Oladipo game-winning 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in overtime.
Indiana is 26-12 on the year, good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings. A lot of people aren’t talking about the Pacers this season as a contender, and that’s just how the team like it to be, as they thrive playing under the radar.
In 37 games this year, Myles Turner is averaging 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. The 22-year-old is shooting 50.9 percent from the floor, 39.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 69.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Turner is a tough kid. He underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured nose and was right back in the lineup on Friday. The big man has only missed one game this season.
If Turner can’t play on Sunday versus the Raptors, the Pacers will likely start Domantas Sabonis.