C.J. Miles moved to the bench as one of the few power forward options available to the Pacers tonight, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for five points, four boards, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes of Monday's 110-106 loss to the Spurs.
Miles has been as hit-or-miss as they come lately, scoring 18, 0, 16, 9, 13, 8, 23, 3, 23 and 5 points in each of his last 10 games. Maybe you just have to play him in the "odd" games, but his move to the bench tonight didn't help. With Lavoy Allen (knee) and Thaddeus Young (wrist) both out, the Pacers elected to use Miles off the bench and with the second unit, where he could attempt to fill in at power forward, which is clearly not his position. Regardless of where he's playing, his 10-game history suggests that a big game is coming against the Cavaliers on Wednesday, so act accordingly.