Myles Turner returns for Pacers after 7-game absence
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 04, 2017 08:15 AM
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has been cleared to return following a seven-game absence because of a concussion.
Coach Nate McMillan was to play Turner off the bench Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) against Philadelphia.
Turner had 21 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in Indiana’s season-opening win over Brooklyn on Oct. 18 (Oct. 19, PHL time) before being sidelined.
McMillan had Domantas Sabonis as the starting center against the 76ers. He said Turner will not be under a minutes restriction, but his conditioning will likely limit his playing time.
Turner’s return paired him against Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in a matchup of promising young centers.