Sabonis posted 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 14 rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist in 35 minutes during Friday's 99-86 loss to the Pacers. Despite the loss, Sabonis recorded his 10th double-double of the season as he continues to draw the start for Myles Turner (elbow). It can be argued that Sabonis has outplayed Turner at center this season, and there's little doubt that Sabonis has earned more time. It's possible that once Turner is 100 percent we'll see a lineup of Thaddeus Young at the three with Sabonis and Turner rounding out the frontcourt. If that's the case, Sabonis owners won't see a slide in production moving forward.
Sabonis (shoulder) mustered four points (2-5 FG), 14 rebounds and one assist across 24 minutes in Sunday's 120-97 win over the Suns. Sabonis managed to work through a sore shoulder to post his second consecutive double-digit rebounding effort. The second-year big man failed to score in double digits for the first time in six games, but that was largely a product of reduced usage; Sabonis' five shot attempts marked the first time in the last eight games that he'd put up single digits in that category and were also his fewest since Dec. 20.
Sabonis (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Suns, Clifton Brown of The Indianapolis Star reports. Sabonis was a pretty surprising addition to the injury report for Sunday's game, but the big man will be able to play through it and should once again see a solid dosage of minutes with Myles Turner (elbow) still out.
Sabonis scored 12 points (4-11 FG, 4-4 FT) to go with 15 rebounds, three assists and one block in 28 minutes during Friday's 97-95 win against Cleveland. Starting his second game in place of the injured Myles Turner, Sabonis made his presence felt on the boards with 15 rebounds. The center has made the most of his current stint in the starting five, scoring 18 points in his prior start on January 10 as well. Sabonis has proven valuable as both a scorer and as a rebounder with the expanded playing time. However, his value will diminish significantly upon Turner's eventual return.
Sabonis, with Myles Turner (elbow) ruled out, is listed as the Pacers' starting center for Wednesday's contest against the Heat, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Sabonis has started eight games this season, which also came while Turner was sidelined. In those starts, Sabonis averaged 12.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
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