Luis Scola PF/C IND 2 months ago

Scola scored a season-high and team-high 23 points (10-15 FG, 3-3 FT) in Sunday's win over the Heat to go with 12 rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

This was Scola's second straight game with double-digit rebounds and the third time in his past six games that he's scored in double figures.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 2 months ago

Scola will start in place of David West (illness) at Milwaukee on Thursday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

West's illness has been described as an allergic reaction, but the severity is unknown. In 15 previous starts this season, Scola fared well, averaging 8.9 points (on 50 percent shooting), 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 0.7 steals in 25 minutes.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 2 months ago

Scola posted a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and one block in 31 minutes of action Friday against the Cavaliers.

Scola is averaging 9.4 points and 8.6 rebounds over the last five games, and has been fairly consistent with the minutes given. He's still not worth owning in 14-man formats because of his lack of defensive contributions. However, owners in 16-man leagues could give him a long look.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 3 months ago

Scola scored six points (3-9 FG) with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes on Saturday.

Scola has maintained his role as the first forward off the bench for the Pacers. He has averaged 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20 minutes this season, and would only see an uptick in minutes if David West got injured.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 4 months ago

Scola (rest) returned from a one-game absence with 13 points (3-5 FG, 7-7 FT) and five rebounds in the loss to the Kings on Saturday. He played 21 minutes.

Scola missed the win over the Knicks on Thursday and had one of his better games in January with the few days of rest. He had only scored six points in his two previous games in very limited minutes.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 4 months ago

Scola (rest) is expected to be in the rotation for Saturday's game against Sacramento, Indianapolis Star writer Candace Buckner reports.

With Lavoy Allen (knee) unavailable, the Pacers will likely need Scola to be active, especially with DeMarcus Cousins in town and capable of putting Indiana's bigs into foul trouble.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 4 months ago

Scola (rest) is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

Assuming Scola doesn't play Saturday, that will give him an extra five days of rest since the Pacers won't play again until Wednesday when they face the Pistons. If he stays sidelined for a second straight game Saturday, Ian Mahinmi will likely see added time on the court.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 4 months ago

Scola was rested for Thursday's game against the Pacers, but is expected to be available "if not for the next game, then the game after that," according to coach Frank Vogel, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Scola had been averaging around 15 minutes recently, but apparently showed signs of fatigue, as the coach decided to sit him. The veteran forward should return to his normal minutes when he does make his return to the court either Saturday or next Wednesday.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 4 months ago

Scola has produced modestly this season. He is averaging 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season.

The 34-year-old forward is a nice fill-in for most leagues - you should get what you expect from Scola. He plays about 20 minutes a night and will give you nearly double digit points and six rebounds, but he has the chance to give owners a double-double any night. This isn't to say he needs to be owned, but if you need a spot start there are definitely worse options.

Luis Scola PF/C IND 6 months ago

Scola scored 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-2 FT) with 14 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

It's his fourth double-double of the season. The Pacers' rotation remains in flux, but Scola isn't likely to move into the starting lineup or see a big bump in minutes despite Wednesday's solid effort.