Miles scored 27 points (10-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with two rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes on Wednesday in a win against the Nets. Miles awoke from the dead on Wednesday in a big way. His 27 points were a firm reminder that he can be a formidable threat in the Pacers' offense when called upon. We shouldn't expect this type of drastic output from Miles on a consistent basis going forward, and it should be noted that this came against one of the worst defenses in the NBA. The Pacers are running a wide array of rotations out on the court each night, so this performance isn't one to tell all your friends about.
Miles played only 18 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 91-89 loss to the Clippers, finishing with five points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers. Miles has seen fewer than 20 minutes in both of the last two contests, which has coincided with George Hill's return from a three-game absence for personal reasons. The Pacers rely on Miles primarily for three-point production, and with the wing shooting a terrible 21.7 percent from distance in January, there's little reason for coach Frank Vogel to give him extended run. Miles is beginning to lose court to the likes of youngsters Glenn Robinson and Joe Young.
Miles will move to the bench Sunday against the Nuggets, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reports. The Pacers are dealing with a litany of injuries, so it's entirely possible for Miles to be reinserted back into the starting five in the future as coach Frank Vogel utilizes Miles as a scoring punch off the bench against Denver. In the meantime Glenn Robinson will start at shooting guard Sunday.
Miles will draw the start Friday against Washington, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports. The Pacers will go with a smaller look Friday to counter Washington's undersized frontcourt. Lavoy Allen will come off the bench, as Paul George shifts to power forward, while Miles slots in at shooting guard.
Miles scored 19 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and pulled down eight rebounds over 31 minutes in Tuesday's 116-97 rout of the Suns. It was one of Miles' best games since returning from a shoulder injury, albeit against a very poor Suns squad that is rolling out a bunch of youngsters. Miles is finally back to his old shooting ways having made 10 3-pointers in his past four games, while also chipping in 20 boards over that span.
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