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C.J. Miles Injury: Updates on Pacers SF's Shoulder and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Indiana Pacers forward C.J. Miles (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 129-126. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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The Indiana Pacers announced C.J. Miles didn't play April 12 against the New York Knicks while dealing with a sore shoulder, and he had not played since. However, he made his return on Saturday.

Continue for updates.


Miles Active vs. Raptors

Saturday, April 16

Miles scored five points in 18 minutes in Saturday's clash with Toronto. 


Miles Important Wing Scorer for Pacers

This is the second time this year Miles' shoulder has given him problems. He exited a Jan. 4 game against the Miami Heat with a similar problem.

Miles started the year in the Pacers' starting five but fell out of the lineup in January and never regained his spot on a consistent basis. With Myles Turner excelling at power forward, Paul George has been playing at his favored 3 position, which Miles once occupied.

The 29-year-old remains a regular in Indiana's rotation, averaging 22.9 minutes per game. Miles is still a defensive liability, but he's scoring 11.8 points per game on 40.9 percent shooting, including 36.7 percent from three-point range.

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