Turner delivered nine points (3-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt), 16 boards, three blocks and one assist across 30 minutes Sunday in the Pacers' 120-95 win over the Hornets. For the second time in four games since returning from a sore shoulder, Turner hit only one third of his shot attempts and scored in the single digits, but he made up for it with another huge effort on the defensive end. The 16 boards were one shy of his season high while he rejected three shots for the third game in a row. Turner is now averaging 2.8 blocks per game on the season to pace the entire NBA.
Turner contributed eight points (1-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks across 32 minutes Thursday in the Pacers' 120-96 loss to the 76ers. It was an underwhelming night on the offensive end for Turner, but the center made up for it by racking up the defensive stats. In his two outings since returning from a back injury, Turner has accumulated five blocks and five steals, boosting his season averages to 2.8 and 0.5 per game in those categories, respectively. Turner's 3.3 "stocks" per game are tops among all centers.
Turner collected 18 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assists across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 131-97 win over the Suns. Turner returned from a shoulder injury after missing the last four contests, and picked up where he left off, shooting well over 50 percent on the night. The rebounds should continue to increase once he gets healthier and back into the flow of things, and the minutes will climb up with time as well.
Updating a previous note, Turner (shoulder) will be available Tuesday against the Suns, Pat Boyland of Fox Sports Indiana reports. Turner has missed the last four games with a sore shoulder, but he's been officially removed from the injury report and will likely be back in the starting five, replacing Domantas Sabonis at center. Over his last eight games before the injury, Turner was averaging 15.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.3 blocks.
Turner (shoulder) is planning on playing Tuesday against the Suns, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports. Turner has been sidelined for the last four games due to shoulder soreness, but the big man is optimistic that he'll manage to take the court Tuesday evening. Expect confirmation on his status closer to tip. If for some reason Turner is held out, Domantas Sabonis would draw another start.
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