Saturday, April 25, 2015

Turner sidelined against Suns

PHOENIX – 76ers swingman Evan Turner will miss Saturday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center due to right knee soreness.

Turner sidelined against Suns

The 76ers´ Evan Turner. (Matt Slocum/AP)
The 76ers' Evan Turner. (Matt Slocum/AP)

PHOENIX – 76ers swingman Evan Turner will miss Saturday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center due to right knee soreness.

The 6-foot-7, 216-pounder sat out Saturday morning’s shootaround. But at that time, coach Brett Brown said the fourth-year veteran would play against the Suns.

“After shootaround, we assessed his injury a little bit and it’s nothing severe. It’s my decision,” Brown said. “Evan would want to play tonight. I think that when you sit down and talk to the trainer and you really listen to Evan that it is not wise for me to play him.”

Turner injured his knee in the Sixers’ last game – a 116-106 setback at Milwaukee on Dec. 21.

This will mark just the fifth game he missed during his career.

- Keith Pompey

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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