Myles Turner still out due to shoulder injury vs. Knicks
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Myles Turner still out due to shoulder injury vs. Knicks

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Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner will be held out of Friday night’s game against the New York Knicks due to a shoulder injury, according to a report from ESPN’s Ian Begley.

This marks the fourth straight game that Turner will have missed due to his sore shoulder. Domantas Sabonis, who’s been playing well as of late, will likely get the starting nod in Turner’s place. Kyle O’Quinn could see a bit more action as well.

The Pacers, who are currently the second-ranked team in the Central Division standings with a 27-14 overall record, could certainly use Turner’s services. But they’re being understandably cautious with his return. In his 37 appearances this season (all starts), Turner has racked up averages of 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a career-high 2.8 blocks in 27.9 minutes per outing. He’s shooting¬†50.9 percent shooting from the field (39.1 percent from beyond the arc).

In other Pacers-related injury news, starting point guard Darren Collison is listed as questionable for Friday night’s game due to sore right leg. He was also listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics but managed to play 22 minutes, scoring seven points with two assists and three steals. Additional information with regards to his status should be released shortly before Friday’s game.

Friday night’s Pacers-Knicks game is scheduled to tip off at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. EST with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.